Criminal Court

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The following case types are typical for the Criminal Division of Magistrate Court:

  • Pre-Warrant Hearings- to hear evidence to see if there is probable cause to issue a warrant.
  • Bad Check Court- including processing of bad check claims and restitution.
  • Mobile Home Decal Court - resulting from fines for failure to post mobile home decal.
  • County Ordinance Court - resulting from citations for ordinance violations.
  • Preliminary Hearings - to determine whether there is enough evidence in a case to bind it over to State or Superior Court.
  • Good Behavior Hearings - temporary restraining orders.
  • First Appearances - criminal suspect's first appearance before the Judge where bond is set or denied.
  • Rule Nisi Hearings - usually held in the event someone has violated their conditional bond or open abeyance.