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Mecklenburg County Court Records

County Courts of limited jurisdiction are courts that address only specific varieties of cases. They are often located in/near the county courthouse and are usually presided by way of single judge. A judge sitting with no jury hears the majority of the cases heard by these courts. Some examples of trial courts in limited jurisdiction include:

Small claims court: This court frequently handles issues regarding private individuals of a relatively low amount, for instance, less than several thousand dollars.

Municipal court: This court usually handles cases involved with offenses against city ordinances.

Probate court: This court addresses matters concerning applying the estate of a person who has passed away. It sees that this provisions of a will are carried out or sees that the property is distributed in line with state law in the event he/she died intestate (without a will).

Family court: This court deals with matters concerning child care, annulments, divorce, alimony, custody, child support, etc.

Traffic court: This court usually handles minor violations of traffic protocols.

Juvenile court: This court normally handles cases involving delinquent children under some age, for instance, 18 or 21.

Many states use a county court, which may often be purely administrative (such as ) or regularly have jurisdiction over criminal cases such as felonies (just like in your state) In states with administrative court, the body acts as the primary agency for your local government. In the states that have a judicial county court, such as New Jersey, it generally tackles trials for felonies, in addition to appeals of misdemeanors from local courts plus some small claims occurrences. It is a court of unique jurisdiction, and thus handles mostly trials for accused felons. The Mecklenburg Area Court is founded and authorized to take care of the prosecution of infractions committed with the County.


County Court also has limited jurisdiction on civil cases. In Texas for example the Judge handles such jurisdiction.. Otherwise in the united states, the courts regarding original jurisdiction in most states have jurisdiction more than a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead of being called "county court" they are really called "superior court" and "circuit court". Multiple courts from typically limited original jurisdiction in a county are frequently called "district courts" as well as, if located in and serving a selected municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate to the county superior or circuit court.