City court or municipal court is a court of law with specific jurisdiction restricted to a city or other municipality area in a state. Normally is in charge of violations of city ordinances, including jurisdiction over petty criminal matters and minor criminal or civil cases.
Municipal courts are a great point of reference on how the public perceives the justice system as a whole under the law. Most common cases that these types of court handles within the city include traffic and minor law violations, small civil claims, domestic violation cases, misdemeanor crimes and other preliminary proceedings in felony cases.
Usually the guidance of an attorney is necessary for anyone charged with an offense that takes place in a city or municipal court. The judge hears this kind of case, generally a minor case without a jury in court and if convicted or penalized an appeal can be filed to the district court of the county where the case took place.
The Municipal Court handles the following cases:
- Traffic violations
- Minor Alcohol/Drug offenses
- Income tax and fraud tax
- Problem Property disputes
The legal proceedings while handling a case in a city court or municipal court can be very complicated and therefore having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the best course of action. With more than 40 years of experience, The Law Office of Raoul Severo in California is glad to assist you, so please don't hesitate to reach out for a free of charge evaluation of your case.
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