Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts

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Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts Jennifer O’Neal CJS 200 University of Phoenix Online
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There are two main court systems that are used today; these systems are the state and federal court system. Each of these two systems is made up of several levels of courts. The state court system is made up of limited-jurisdiction courts, general-jurisdiction trial courts, and state court of appeals. Limited-jurisdiction courts hand the cases of minor crimes such as, disorderly conduct, being drunk in public, and traffic violations. Limited-jurisdiction, or local trial courts, are mostly limited to minor crimes, but can serve as a beginning for many felony cases. The general-jurisdiction trial courts as sometimes known as district courts, superior courts, circuit courts, and or county courts, these courts can serve as setting for criminal trials. These courts also have the authority to hear and decide cases that deal with a variety of subject matter. Most states generally have one court of appeals, known as a reviewing court, which can be an
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