Divisions

APPEALS

A non-prevailing party in a case may ask a higher court to review the decision in  their case and determine if the decision was correct. They may do this by  filing an appeal or, in some instances, a writ. Appeals and writs may be heard  in the Superior Court, District Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

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CIVIL

The Civil  Division assists parties with cases involving: recovery of money or property in  non-contract civil disputes or contract enforcement; civil rights, and,  landlord tenant actions. Petitions to Change Name and various writs are also  handled by the Civil Division.

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CRIMINAL

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.

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FAMILY COURT SERVICES

The Family  Court Services Division hears matters involving family-related issues and  domestic relations.

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SMALL CLAIMS

The Small  Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved  quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

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TRAFFIC

The  Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local  ordinance violations.

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