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Trial Courts of reduced jurisdiction are courts that manage only specific types of court cases. They are commonly located in/near the county courthouse and are also usually presided utilizing a single judge. A judge sitting and not using a jury hears most of the cases heard as a result of these courts. Some examples for trial courts in limited jurisdiction comprise of:

Small claims court: This court ordinarily handles issues between private persons associated with a relatively low amount, for instance, less than a few thousands of dollars.

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

Probate court: This court addresses matters concerning applying the estate on the person who {has recently deceased. It sees that the provisions of a will are executed or sees that your property is distributed as reported by state law in the event he/she died intestate (with no will).

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

Traffic court: This court generally handles minor infractions of traffic legislation.

Juvenile court: This court normally handles cases affecting delinquent children under a particular age, for example, 18 or twenty one.

Many states possess a county court, which may usually be purely administrative (along the lines of ) or may have jurisdiction over criminal cases like felonies (such as in ) In states with an administrative court, the body acts like the executive agency with the local government. In the states which have a judicial county court, such as New york, it generally handles trials for felonies, and also appeals of misdemeanors by local courts plus some small claims instances.

It is the court of first jurisdiction, and thus manages mostly trials for accused felons. The Stephens County Court is set up and authorized to take care of the prosecution of crimes committed with the County.

The County Court also has limited jurisdiction within civil cases. In Colorado as an illustration the Court handles such jurisdiction..

Otherwise in the usa, the courts from original jurisdiction generally in most states have jurisdiction more than a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead to be called "county court" they can be called "superior court" or maybe "circuit court". Multiple courts in typically limited original jurisdiction inside of a county are usually called "district courts" and, if located on and serving a selected municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate on the county superior or even circuit court.