Courts in Lamar County, Alabama

Find Lamar County, Alabama courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Lamar County District Court 330 1st Street Northeast Vernon, AL

Vernon Courthouse 110 1st Avenue Northwest Vernon, AL

About Lamar County Courts

Courts in Lamar County, AL are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Lamar County and Alabama law and are housed in Lamar County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Lamar County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Lamar County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

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  • Lamar County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
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  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Lamar County background checks
Lamar County Court Records

Lamar County court records are available to the public at the Lamar County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Lamar County Courthouses.

Lamar County Trial Courts

Lamar County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Lamar County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Lamar County Probate Courts and Lamar County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Lamar County, Alabama

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Lamar County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Alabama Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Lamar County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Alabama are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Alabama state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Alabama Supreme Court.