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Porter County Court Records

County Courts of reduced jurisdiction are courts that tackle only specific different types of court cases. They are commonly located in/near a county courthouse and are usually presided by just a single judge. A judge sitting and not using a jury hears almost all of the cases heard by just these courts. Some examples for trial courts for limited jurisdiction include:

Typical claims court: This court in most cases handles issues between private persons from a relatively low dollar amount, such as, less than a few thousands of dollars.

Municipal court: This court normally handles cases involved with offenses against area ordinances.

Probate court: This court handles matters concerning administering the estate of any person who has passed away. It sees that this provisions of the will are executed or sees that her property is distributed according to state law if he/she died intestate (with no will).

Family court: This court tackles matters concerning adoption, annulments, divorce, alimony, custody, child support, etc.

Traffic court: This court frequently handles minor violations of traffic laws and regulations.

Juvenile court: This court usually handles cases affecting delinquent children under some age, for example, 18 or 21.

Many states have a county court, which may usually be purely administrative (just like ) or can have jurisdiction over criminal cases including felonies (like in your state) In states with administrative court, the body acts like the executive agency for the local government. In the states that have a judicial court, such as New Jersey, it generally deals with trials for felonies, as well as appeals of misdemeanors because of local courts many small claims cases.

It is a court of unique jurisdiction, and thus takes care of mostly trials of accused felons. The Porter Area Court is established and authorized to manage the prosecution of all infractions committed with the County. The

County Court has the benefit of limited jurisdiction around civil cases. In Texas as an illustration the Court handles such jurisdiction.. Otherwise in north america, the courts of original jurisdiction practically in most states have jurisdiction during a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead to be called "county court" they may be called "superior court" or maybe "circuit court". Multiple courts from typically limited original jurisdiction within the county are in most cases called "district courts" and / or, if located throughout and serving a selected municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate to the county superior as well as circuit court.