Pierantoni hears 536 cases during month of August

First Posted: 9/7/2008

Magisterial Judge Fred A. Pierantoni III, Esq. announces the monthly report for District Court 11-1-04 for the month of August. The Court serves Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown and Pittston City.
During the month 536 cases were filed in the magisterial district. Criminal Complaints including misdemeanor and felony charges totaled 28 filings. Civil complaints involving amounts in controversy of up to $8000 accounted for 47 filings. A total of 351 traffic citations were filed with the court along with an additional 110 non-traffic summary citations such as disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
The office collected and disbursed to each municipal entity the statutory fines and cost due each municipality according to state law as follows: $3,218.20 to Avoca Borough, $1,199.35 to Dupont Borough, $2,298.35 to Duryea Borough, $211.97 to Hughestown Borough and $1,489.11 to Pittston City. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received $22,278.81 and Luzerne County received $5,236.58.
District Court 11-1-04 is located in Pittston City Hall. The office may be reached at 655-0552. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is open each Tuesday until 6 p.m.
The office is staffed by Cathy Ford, Romaine Ren, and Sara Cicon.

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