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Superior Court

Updated: Sep 11

Superior Court is the top level of the county court system. Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction, which means it has the authority to hear its own cases as well as the appeal cases of the courts below it of limited jurisdiction (Municipal and District courts).


Superior Court is in the main Courthouse (the one that looks like a castle).

Superior Court hears:


Family Law

Legal matters relating to the family.

Examples:

  • Divorces

  • Non-Parental Custody cases

  • Child support modifications

  • Minor name change


Juvenile

All juvenile cases are heard in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court.

Examples:

  • Juvenile criminal cases

  • Dependency cases

  • Truancy

  • Children in Need of Services (CHINS)


Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is the legal scenario where you are suing someone else or being sued.

Examples:

  • Medical malpractice

  • Personal injury claims

  • Contract law

  • Probate

  • Guardianship


Criminal – Felony Level

Examples:

  • Fraud

  • Kidnapping

  • Arson

  • Aggravated assault

  • Murder


Drug Charges – Felony Level

A felony level drug charge is determined by the type and amount of drug, the type of possession, and other circumstances.

Examples:

  • Possession

  • Manufacturing

  • Trafficking

  • Distribution


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