The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles traffic violations including speeding tickets and misdemeanors such as Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, and DUI charges. The general district court also hears other misdemeanors such as possession of certain drugs, trespassing, and assault and battery and conducts preliminary hearings for felonies.
Most traffic and criminal misdemeanors have penalties that include fines and/or the potential for 12 months in jail or less. Felonies are crimes may be punished by more than 1 year in prison. If you have been charged with any criminal or traffic offense, you can call The Gordon Law Firm for a free consultation where we will tell you the potential consequences of the charge if you are found guilty.