Courts in Marshall County, Alabama

Find Marshall 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.

There are 8 Courts in Marshall County, Alabama, serving a population of 94,738 people in an area of 566 square miles. There is 1 Court per 11,842 people, and 1 Court per 70 square miles.

In Alabama, Marshall County is ranked 43rd of 67 counties in Courts per capita, and 7th in Courts per square mile.

Albertville Courthouse 200 Sand Mountain Drive Albertville, AL

Albertville District Court 133 South Emmett Street Albertville, AL

Arab Courthouse 740 North Main Street Arab, AL

Boaz Courthouse 101 Line Avenue Boaz, AL

Douglas Courthouse 55 Highway 168 Horton, AL

Grant Courthouse 4766 Main Street Grant, AL

Guntersville Courthouse 325 Gunter Avenue Guntersville, AL

Guntersville District Court 424 Blount Avenue Guntersville, AL

About Marshall County Courts

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

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Marshall County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Marshall County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Marshall County background checks
Marshall County Court Records

Marshall County court records are available to the public at the Marshall 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 Marshall County Courthouses.

Marshall County Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in Marshall County, Alabama

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Marshall 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. Marshall 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.