municipal court

noun

Definition of municipal court 

1 : a court that sits in some cities and larger towns and that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality

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Court Administrator Deana Scott told council members that defendants owe the municipal court system $675,000 in unpaid court fees and fines. David Twiddy, kansascity, "What’s driving Prairie Village to outsource its court collections? | The Kansas City Star," 17 Jan. 2018 At some point Hergenrader will have to return to the municipal court again, Shaw said. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Man runs out of Beaverton court to avoid jail, ends up getting more jail time," 30 May 2018 The judges in Huntsville's municipal court won't hear the criminal case against Councilman Will Culver, who was arrested over the weekend on a DUI charge. Ashley Remkus, AL.com, "City judges recuse from Huntsville councilman's DUI case," 23 Apr. 2018 Hurst's address was listed in municipal court documents as in the 1700 block of Marais Street, in the 7th Ward. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "Mother of 5 who died while detoxing in Orleans jail endured 'difficult times,' family says," 30 May 2018 He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on March 28, according to the court, and had a previous municipal court warrant for failure to appear on a no insurance/no valid driver's license charge issued Oct. 29. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "KU receiver arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lawrence | The Kansas City Star," 12 Mar. 2018 The municipal court is in the same building as the Beaverton Police Department. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Man runs out of Beaverton court to avoid jail, ends up getting more jail time," 30 May 2018 Retired municipal court Judge Cheryl Grant is the only candidate who's officially made her interest public. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: This Hamilton County candidate can't be ignored anymore after primary shocker," 10 May 2018 Finally, question 6 concerns the county municipal court. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "Legislators put term limits, pay raises for Jackson County officials on ballot | The Kansas City Star," 7 May 2018

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1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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municipal court

noun

Legal Definition of municipal court 

: a court that sits in some cities and larger towns and that usually has limited civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality also : police court

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