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Judge
Rashid
SaNTIAGO

The only judge running for Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

EXPERIENCE AS A DISTRICT JUDGE

PRESIDED OVER MORE THAN 40,000 CASES IN THE PAST 7 YEARS

  • Criminal

  • Civil

  • Landlord Tenant

  • Traffic and Non-Traffic

PRESIDES OVER PRELIMINARY 

HEARINGS

  • For felony and misdemeanor criminal cases      

  • Bench trials in summary cases

SETS BAIL 

FOR 

CRIMINAL CASES

  • Conducts preliminary arraignments

APPROVES THE ISSUANCES OF:

  • Search warrants

  • Arrest warrants

  • Emergency PFAs

IT WILL BE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION FOR JUDGE SANTIAGO FROM HIS DISTRICT COURT BENCH TO THE COMMON PLEAS COURT;
HE WILL BE READY ON DAY ONE 

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born & Raised in allentown

  • Attended 5 Allentown School District schools

  • Lives in Allentown with his wife, Shellie (Remmel), and 3 children

  • From here, for here, still here

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Judicial experience

  • Presided over more than 40,000 cases

  • In his 8th year as Magisterial District Judge

dedicated public servant

  • Adjunct instructor at LCCC

  • Youth soccer and basketball coach

  • Allentown School District Foundation Board Member

CORE VALUES

  • EXPERIENCE
  • INTEGRITY
  • FAIRNESS
  • HARD WORK
  • TEMPERAMENT
  • JUSTICE & EQUALITY
  • FAMILY & COMMUNITY
  • RESPECT FOR ALL LITIGANTS

JUDGE SANTIAGO'S STORY:

Judge Santiago:

FROM HERE, FOR HERE

Humble Beginnings 

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 Growing Up Playing

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INTEGRITY

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Press Release: 

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