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Montezuma County Court Records

County Courts of limited jurisdiction are courts that manage only specific types of cases. They are regularly located in/near any county courthouse so are usually presided utilizing a single judge. A judge sitting without having a jury hears the majority of the cases heard by just these courts. Some examples for trial courts for limited jurisdiction comprise:

Small claims court: This court frequently handles disagreements relating to private persons of a relatively low amount of money amount, such as, less than several thousands of dollars.

Municipal court: This court frequently handles cases involving offenses against area ordinances.

Probate : This court handles matters concerning applying the estate of a person who has recently deceased. It sees which the provisions of will are accomplished or sees that a property is distributed in line with state law if he/she died intestate (with no will).

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

Traffic court: This court commonly handles minor infractions of traffic laws.

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

Many states have a county court, which may be purely administrative (along the lines of ) or could possibly have jurisdiction over criminal cases like felonies (this state) In states with a administrative court, the body acts like the executive agency to the local government. In the states that contain a judicial county court, such as NY, it generally handles trials for felonies, in addition to appeals of misdemeanors because of local courts and some small claims occurrences.

It is the court of initial jurisdiction, and thus takes care of mostly trials of accused felons. The Montezuma Area Court is established and has the ability to handle the prosecution of all offenses committed in the County.


County Court also has limited jurisdiction within civil cases. In Florida for instance the Court handles such legislation.. Otherwise in the usa, the courts from original jurisdiction generally in most states have jurisdiction during a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead of being called "county court" they may be called "superior court" and "circuit court". Multiple courts in typically limited original jurisdiction inside of a county are usually called "district courts" or, if located in and serving a selected municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate with the county superior as well as circuit court.