West Chester is a borough located approximately 25 miles from Philadelphia with a population of 18,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Originally known as the Turks’ Head, it is able to trace its roots back in 1762 when the first building license was issued.
The borough is most known in history as the county seat of Chester County since 1786. By 1799, West Chester was incorporated. In 1847, the Historic Chester County Courthouse was built and at present day, is open Monday through Friday. Boosted by its strategic location, the borough has established itself as a premier entertainment and dining destination that attracts visitors and residents alike.
As a resident facing any legal charges, it’s best to navigate the legal processes with the help of a West Chester attorney. Many West Chester lawyers offer legal services covering a wide variety of offenses, including but not limited to, employment law, estate planning, communications and internet law, immigration law, insurance defense, white-collar crime, worker’s compensation, and more.
If you are seeking legal representation and/or legal information, but don’t know where to start, the Chester County Bar Association offers Lawyer Referral Services. Their lawyers can assist you in legal matters concerning business law, collections, individual rights, and more. Although most legal matters can be resolved during the initial meeting, you may decide to hire the attorney if your case requires.
There are many resources available for residents who wish to know more about their legal options. The Chester County Law Library provides resources such as legal documents on the Pennsylvania statutes, the local rules of court, and similar documents. The library is open Monday through Friday and also offers assistance in locating the said legal materials and other information that may be useful for your case.
Moreover, several organizations offer legal aid and pro bono services in West Chester. This includes the Chester County Bar Association Access to Justice, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Penn Law Civil Practice Clinic, and Chester County Migrant Ministry.
Nonetheless, these services are often overbooked and obtaining legal assistance may be difficult. When facing pressing legal charges, it is advisable to seek the help of a West Chester attorney instead to ensure immediate action.
Recently, the attorneys of a deceased West Chester couple filed a lawsuit on behalf of the couple against a West Whiteland resident following a head-on collision while the latter was driving while intoxicated. The lawsuit was resolved on December 15, 2018, with the driver facing prison time for two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Monetary damages in excess of $50,000 were also requested on behalf of their clients on four counts, including negligence and wrongful death.
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