The Magisterial District Judge in District 13-3-03 handles civil and criminal matters arising in the following municipalities: Carmichaels Borough, Cumberland Township, Dunkard Township, Greene Township, Greensboro Borough, Monongahela Township and Rices Landing Borough.
Greene County has three District Judges, covering western, central and eastern Greene County. District Judges have jurisdiction over the following items: summary cases; landlord/tenant cases; civil cases up to $12,000; vehicle code violations; and criminal code violations. They preside over arraignments and preliminary hearings; set and accept bail; issue search and arrest warrants; and preside over dog, fish and game violations.
The District Judges decide whether the defendant is guilty or innocent in all cases except criminal cases. In criminal cases, the District Judges hold preliminary hearings and determine whether there is sufficient evidence to hold the case for further proceedings at the trial court.
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