Municipal Court100 10th Street, Government Center - Tower, 8th Floor
This court is presided over by a judge elected for a four-year term. In criminal cases, this court acts as a committal court only, except it may accept guilty pleas and impose sentence in certain cases. In cases resulting from the violation of state statutes in which the defendant does not plead guilty, the court determines if there is sufficient evidence to warrant committing the case to the Superior Court or State Court for trial. In such instances, a bail bond is required for the defendant's release from confinement while awaiting trial.
Municipal Court has jurisdiction of civil cases when the amount does not exceed $15,000 including suits for damages, breach of contract, etc. and jurisdiction in garnishments and writs of possession up to $15,000.
In addition, all dispossessory proceedings, attachment levies, foreclosure liens and distress warrants are handled in Municipal Court. Bad check warrants, peace warrants, abandonment warrants and good behavior warrants are also issued in this court.
Municipal Court is located on the 8th Floor of the Tower of the Consolidated Government Center.
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