Blair County Takes Steps to Upgrade Magistrate Office Security
August 1, 2019
After an arrest, district court is the next step in the process through the criminal justice system.
Whether a person is in front of a magisterial district judge for a civil dispute, a traffic violation or a criminal hearing, it is a place where emotions can run high.
Witnesses and defendants called to appear are already on edge as attorneys and prosecutors try to persuade the judge to rule in their favor.
If you go to any one of the county’s six magisterial courts on hearing day, you will usually see a packed waiting room as defendants and witnesses wait their turn to see the judge.