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Municipal Court

Municipal courts in Alabama are local courts that handle cases involving violations of city ordinances and certain misdemeanors such as DUI committed within the city limits. These courts are part of the state's judicial system and are established by municipalities to administer justice at the local level. Here are some key points about municipal courts in Alabama:

  1. Jurisdiction: Municipal courts have limited jurisdiction and typically handle cases related to local ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and certain misdemeanors that occur within the city's boundaries.
  2. Judges: Municipal court judges are appointed or elected, depending on local regulations. They may not be required to have the same legal qualifications as judges in higher courts.
  3. Cases Heard: Common cases heard in municipal courts include traffic violations (such as speeding and parking tickets), disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and other minor offenses.
  4. Appeals: In Alabama, if a party is dissatisfied with the decision of a municipal court, they can appeal the case to the district court for a new trial. The district court has broader jurisdiction and can review the case more comprehensively.
  5. Fines and Penalties: Municipal courts have the authority to impose fines, community service, and other penalties for violations of local ordinances and laws.
  6. Court Procedures: The procedures in municipal courts are generally less formal than those in higher courts.

If you are facing a charge in municipal court in or around Jefferson and Shelby counties, call Dixon Law, LLC today at (205) 616-8896 for a free consultation. Attorney Sam Dixon regularly handles cases in the following municipalities:

Alabaster Municipal Court
1953 Municipal Way
Alabaster, Alabama 35007

Birmingham Municipal Court
801 17th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Homewood Municipal Court
1833 29th Avenue, South,
Birmingham, AL 35209

Hoover Municipal Court
2020 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35244

Leeds Municipal Court
1400 9th Street
Suite 100
Leeds, AL 35094

Mountain Brook Municipal Court
56 Church Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213

Pelham Municipal Court
32 Philip Davis Street
Pelham, AL 35124

Pell City Municipal Court
1905 1st Avenue, North
Pell City, AL 35125

Trussville Municipal Court
131 Main Street,
Trussville, AL 35173

Vestavia Municipal Court
1032 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35266

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