In Pennsylvania, there are four basic levels of courts:
- minor courts, which include the Magisterial District Courts (e.g., Pottstown District Court), Philadelphia Municipal Court, and special courts;
- Courts of Common Pleas, which are as the trial courts of Pennsylvania;
- intermediate appellate courts; and
- the Supreme Court.
Each court represents a certain jurisdiction or region. The Courts of Common Pleas represent 60 judicial districts, making it nearly one Court of Common Plea for each county (there are 67 counties in Pennsylvania). These courts oversee both civil and criminal matters in addition to having family, juvenile, and orphan divisions.
For representation in any one of these types of cases, whether it is a criminal matter or a divorce, you want an attorney who knows the court system as much as he knows the rules of the court and the laws related to your legal matter.
Attorney David J. Cohen, a former Pennsylvania police officer, represents clients throughout Montgomery County. His experience is diverse and varied, including specific and extensive experience at the Court of Common Pleas in Norristown. At this court, he represents clients in criminal law and family matters. If you have been charged with a crime, have been injured due to the fault of another person or entity, or have a family matter to address, David J. Cohen can help you through the process. He is thorough. He is knowledgeable. He is committed. And he is aggressive when needed to be.
Cases Heard at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
The Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County, as above-mentioned, oversees criminal, civil, and family law cases. Below are examples of common cases heard at this court under each division.
All criminal records and original cases are managed by the Clerk of Courts, the clerk of the criminal court.
The Prothonotary is the elected civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and is tasked with recording all civil procedures.
- Medical Malpractice
Family law matters at the Common Pleas level are filed in the Prothonotary's Office, Courthouse, Norristown.
Montgomery County Hours of Operation & Contact Information
The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. If you have questions, the operator can be reached at 610-278-3224.
Location & Parking of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas is physically located at:
P.O. Box 311
Court House - 2nd Floor
Norristown, PA 19404-0311.
To get there from Pottstown, it is about a 35- to 40-minute drive. There are two routes you can take:
- Take High Street eastbound to Limerick –High Street turns into Ridge Pike. Stay on Ridge Pike through Limerick, Trappe, and Collegeville. Cross the Perkiomen Creek bridge and stay right, towards Norristown – Ridge Pike will turn into Main Street. Continue on Main Street in Norristown to the courthouse at Main and Swede.
- Take Route 422 eastbound. Take the Oaks exit and at the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Egypt Road. Stay on Egypt Road until there is a dead end. Turn right onto Main Street towards Norristown. Stay on Main Street to the courthouse at Main and Swede.
You can park on Main Street – its garage is located on the right side across the courthouse. Street parking is also available but there is a 2-hour limit. To note, you cannot park int he Courthouse parking lot because it is reserved for county official business.
For GPS or internet mapping services, you can use one of the following two addresses:
2 East Airy St.
Norristown PA 19401
One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede St.
Norristown PA 19401
If needed, you can also take the SEPTA. The courthouse is one block from Norristown's Transportation Center on Lafayette Street S. There are several bus lines that come into Norristown's Transportation Center, including:
- bus line 90
- bus line 91
- bus line 93
- bus line 96
- bus line 97
- bus line 98
- bus line 99
- bus line 131.
Contact Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney in Pottstown, PA Today
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