District Court

District Court of the Ninth Judicial District

The District Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. Felony criminal cases, large civil cases, juvenile, and probate matters are decided in the District Court. The District Court also decides appeals from lower courts and administrative decisions. The jurisdiction of the District Courts is unlimited except for small claims cases and misdemeanors, which go to the Circuit Court. As a result, the work of the District Court includes the most serious cases and controversies in the State.

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