court of general jurisdiction | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction / Procedural Law

A court of general jurisdiction is a court with the authority to hear cases of all kinds as opposed to a court of limited jurisdiction which can only hear relatively minor cases.

These are the highest level of trial courts and they hear serious felony cases such as rape and murder.

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Last Modified: 07/19/2021

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