Municipal Court

City court of limited jurisdiction. See "District Court" for jurisdictional limitations.

Source: Washington Courts.

Before the Trial Court Unification Act of 1998, there were municipal courts in judicial districts that had more than 40,000 people. Municipal courts heard these kinds of cases: (1) cases asking for less than $25,000; (2) all adult criminal misdemeanors with penalties of no more than 1 year in county jail or a fine of $2,500; and (3) preliminary hearings in felony cases. Now, all these cases are heard in superior court.

Source: California Courts.