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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I file a private criminal complaint?

How do I file a Protection from Abuse Order ("PFA")

Where is my local District Court? Who is my local Magisterial Justice?

Does the District Attorney's Office have any job openings?

How is the Office of the District Attorney structured?

I am having an ongoing dispute with my neighbor. What can I do?

I have been charged with a crime. How do I find a lawyer?

I received a subpoena to appear in court. What do I do next?

 

 

How do I file a private criminal complaint?

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If you believe that you have been the victim of a crime you should immediately call your local police department. If the police inform you that they are unable to assist, you may be advised to file a private criminal complaint. To file a private criminal complaint you must do the following:

You must go to the District Court in the Township or Borough where the crime occurred. For a list of District Court information see Where is my local District Court? Who is my local Magisterial Justice? below.

You must have the name and address of the person you are accusing of committing the crime against you. You should be prepared to put into writing your version of how the crime occurred. This includes the names and addresses of any witnesses. You complete the Private Criminal Complaint paperwork, provided by the District Court Staff, you must take the paperwork to the Office of the District Attorney for approval.

Once you arrive at the District Attorney’s Office an Assistant District Attorney will review the Private Criminal Complaint and assess whether a crime has been committed. If the reviewing Assistant District Attorney has approved the Private Criminal Complaint, you must go back to the same District Court and give the complaint to the District Court Staff. You will then receive notice of a Court date in mail.

Who is my local Magisterial District Justice? Where is my local District Court?

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DELAWARE COUNTY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGES,
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICTS, OFFICE LOCATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE FOR DISTRICT JUDGES
Ward T. Williams, Esquire, Administrator
Mary M. Davis, First Assistant Administrator
106 West Front Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Phone: 610-565-6990
Fax: 610-891-7849
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-20
Wilden Horace Davis
City of Chester, Wards 1,2-2 & 2-4
160 E. Seventh Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Phone: 610-876-2151
Fax: 610-874-7864
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-21
Dawn L. Vann
City of Chester, Wards 2-1,2-3,4,5,6 & 7
160 E. Seventh Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Phone: 610-874-7180
Fax: 610-874-7864
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-22
Spencer B. Seaton, Jr.
City of Chester, Wards 9, 10 & 11
160 E. Seventh Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Phone: 610-874-1790
Fax: 610-874-7864
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-23
Gregory J. Loftus
Borough of Collingdale
100 Clifton Avenue
Collingdale, Pennsylvania 19023
Phone: 610-534-3443
Fax: 610-534-5978
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-24
Robert M. D'Agostino, Esquire
Haverford Township, Ward 9
Marple Township, Wards 1,3 & 4
796 Parkway Boulevard
Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008
Phone: 610-338-2250
Fax: 610-338-2253
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-25
Robert R. Burke, Esquire
Haverford Township, Wards 1,2,3 & 7
525 West Chester Pike
Suites 103 and 105
Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083
Phone: 610-449-8250
Fax: 610-789-9167
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-26
VACANCY
Boroughs of Aldan, Clifton Heights & Lansdowne
Barclay Square Building
1550 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Phone: 610-626-6900
Fax: 610-622-2751
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-27
David H. Lang, Esquire
Marple Township, Wards 2,5,6 & 7,
Radnor Township, Wards 4,5 & 7
30 Media Line Road
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
Phone: 610-356-7430
Fax: 610-356-0692
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-28
Deborah Krull, Esquire
Boroughs of Media & Swarthmore,
Nether Providence Township
349 West Baltimore Avenue
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Phone: 610-566-0872
Fax: 610-566-2732
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-29
John C. Tuten, Jr., Esquire
Radnor Township, Wards 1,2,3 & 6
230 Sugartown Road Suite 20
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087-3029
Phone: 610-902-0606
Fax: 610-902-0609
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-30
Vincent D. Gallagher, Jr.
Ridley Township, Wards 2,3,5,7 & 8
Ridley Township Municipal Building
100 MacDade Boulevard
Folsom, Pennsylvania 19033
Phone: 610-532-0320
Fax: 610-532-0953
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-31
Philip S. Turner, Jr.
Ridley Township Wards 1,4,6 & 9
Boroughs of Eddystone & Rutledge
1201 Haverford Avenue
Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania 19022
Phone: 610-833-2581
Fax: 610-833-2651
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-32
Andrea B. Puppio, Esquire
Springfield Township, Wards 2-2,3,4 & 7
Borough of Morton
56 Powell Road
Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Phone: 610-543-2366
Fax: 610-543-1920
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-33
Harry J. Karapalides, Esquire
Upper Darby Township,
Ward 4 (Precinct 1)
Ward 5 (Precinct 1)
Ward 6 (Precincts 1,2,3,4,10 & 12)
Ward 7 (Precincts 2,3,4,5,6,8 & 10)
Borough of Millbourne
Barclay Square Building
1550 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Phone: 610-626-6900
Fax: 610-623-0463
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-34
Robert J. Radano, Esquire
Upper Darby Township,
Ward 1 (Precincts 1,2,3 & 8)
Ward 3 (Precincts 2 thru 10)
Barclay Square Building
1550 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Phone: 610-626-6900
Fax: 610-622-2751
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-35
Ann Berardocco
Upper Darby Township,
Ward 1 (Precinct 9)
Ward 3 (Precinct 1 & 11)
Ward 4 (Precincts 2 thru 11)
Ward 5 (Precincts 3,7 & 8)
Barclay Square Building
1550 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Phone: 610-626-6900
Fax: 610-623-0463
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-1-36
David R. Griffin
Upper Chichester Township, Wards 1,2 & 5
Lower Chichester Township,
Boroughs of Marcus Hook and Trainer
526 W. Ridge Road
Linwood, Pennsylvania 19061
Phone: 610-859-9748
Fax: 610-859-9751
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-37
Leonard V. Tenaglia, Esquire
Borough of Darby
150 S. MacDade Blvd. Suite E
Darby, Pennsylvania 19023
Phone: 610-534-3504
Fax: 610-534-0714
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-38
Honorable Diane Holefelder
Aston Township, Borough of Chester Heights
Riddle Valley Industrial Park
1 New Road
Aston, Pennsylvania 19014
Phone: 610-558-3520
Fax: 610-558-3528
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-39
C. Walter McCray III
Borough of Brookhaven, Chester Township
Borough of Parkside and Upland
Brookhaven Municipal Building
2 Cambridge Road Suite 300
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania 19015-1708
Phone: 610-874-8178
Fax: 610-874-7893
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-40
Steven A. Sandone, Esquire
Darby Township
21 Bartram Avenue
Glenolden, Pennsylvania 19036
Phone: 610-583-6646
Fax: 610-583-1197
(Monday – Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
(Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

32-2-41
Edward W. Christie
Tinicum Township, Borough of Folcroft
1555 Elmwood Avenue
Folcroft, Pennsylvania 19032
Phone: 610-583-6645
Fax: 610-583-6316
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-42
Peter P. Tozer, Esquire
Boroughs of Glenolden and Norwood
36 E. Boon Avenue
Glenolden, Pennsylvania 19036
Phone: 610-583-6647
Fax: 610-583-0386
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-43
Leon Hunter III
Edgmont Township, Newtown Township
30 Media Line Road
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
Phone: 610-356-2997
Fax: 610-356-0692
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-44
Jack D. Lippart
Boroughs of Prospect Park and Ridley Park
917 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania 19076-1414
Phone: 610-534-5627
Fax: 610-534-5610
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-46
Nicholas S. Lippincott, Esquire
Upper Providence Township
Borough of Rose Valley
939 N. Providence Road
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Phone: 610-566-3495
Fax: 610-566-7016
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-47
W. Keith Williams, II, Esquire
Boroughs of Yeadon and East Lansdowne
536 Church Lane
Yeadon, Pennsylvania 19050
Phone: 610-259-8848
Fax: 610-259-8920
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-48
Walter A. Strohl
Middletown Township
P.O. Box 93
27 S. Pennell Road
Lima, Pennsylvania 19037
Phone: 610-565-4110
Fax: 610-565-1640
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-49
Wendy B. Roberts, Esquire
Townships of Bethel, Chadds Ford, Concord
and Thornbury
485 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342
Phone: 610-558-3605
Fax: 610-558-3618
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-50
Edward J. Gannon, Jr.
Boroughs of Sharon Hill and Colwyn
1023 Chester Pike
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania 19079
Phone: 610-534-5974
Fax: 610-534-4897
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-51
Christopher R. Mattox, Esquire
Upper Darby Township
Ward 5 (Precincts 2,4,5,6 & 9)
Ward 6 (Precincts 5,6,7,8,9 & 11)
Ward 7 (Precincts 1,7,9,11 & 12)
Barclay Square Building
1550 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Phone: 610-626-6900
Fax: 610-623-0463
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-52
Kelly A. Micozzie-Aguirre
Upper Darby Township
Ward 1 (Precincts 4,5,6 & 7)
Ward 2 (Precincts 1 thru 7)
409 Ashland Avenue Suite 1
Secane, Pennsylvania 19018
Phone: 610-622-8102
Fax: 610-622-8105
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-53
Elisa C. Lacianca, Esquire
Haverford Township, Wards 4,5,6 & 8
525 West Chester Pike
Suites 103 and 105
Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083
Phone: 610-449-5189
Fax: 610-789-9167
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

32-2-54
James J. Merkins, Esquire
Springfield Township, Wards 1,2-1,2-3,5 & 6
56 Powell Road
Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Phone: 610-690-7668
Fax: 610-543-1920
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Does The District Attorney’s Office have any job openings?

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All attorneys seeking employment as an Assistant District Attorney should forward a resume and cover letter to:

John J. Whelan, Delaware County District Attorney
c/o Ms. Dorothy Brown
Office of the District Attorney
Delaware County Courthouse
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

All support staff inquires: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/personnel.html

I am having a ongoing dispute with my neighbor. What can I do?

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If you believe that a crime has been committed immediately contact the Police. If you need to settle a dispute between neighbors, co-workers, landlord/tenant etc. Contact:

Community Dispute Settlement Program
26 East Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-7710

I have been charged with a crime. How do I find a lawyer?

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You may hire a private attorney to represent you. If you need a reference it is recommended that you contact:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Public Defender's Office provides legal assistance to persons who are accused of criminal offenses by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who cannot afford the expense of presenting a defense to the charges against them.

Office of the Public Defender
313 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-891-4100

I received a subpoena to appear in court. What do I do next?

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Generally, if you are a victim or witness to a crime and are needed to appear in court, the Assistant District Attorney assigned to prosecute that case will have a subpoena sent to you. If you receive a subpoena directing you to appear and have not been contacted by the assigned Assistant District Attorney feel free to contact the District Attorney’s Office at (610) 891-4161. The prosecuting Assistant District Attorney’s name should appear in the upper right hand corner of your subpoena and all questions should be directed to that named ADA.