How do I present a case before the Magisterial District Judge?

If you are attending or participating in Court, proper attire is recommended and respectful conduct is expected.

When presenting a case in court, the Affiant (Criminal) or Plaintiff (Civil) always proceeds first. This is done by means of testimony, presenting evidence and/or witnesses. The Defendant always proceeds second and may present testimony, evidence and/or witnesses. Witness testimony is subject to cross-examination by the opposing party. All parties are subject to the Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure.

It is the obligation of the Affiant or Plaintiff to prove their case (the burden in Criminal cases is beyond a reasonable doubt, and in Civil cases by a preponderance of evidence.)

Your success depends on doing your homework! It is important to bring all relevant documentation and persons with knowledge to testify to prove your case.

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