All courts shall be open; and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have remedy by due course of law, without sale, denial or delay. – Pennsylvania Constitution


Learn about Pennsylvania courts

The Pennsylvania court system is structured like a pyramid with the Supreme Court at the top. The entry level into the court system for most Pennsylvanians is at the bottom of the pyramid through the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction.

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Top 10 criminal convictions in Pennsylvania

According to data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, statewide criminal convictions are at a four-year low. When compared with criminal convictions from 2012 through 2015, 238,616 people were convicted of criminal offenses from the top 10 list of criminal convictions – with drug charges landing at number one.

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