Dallas County District Court in Selma Alabama

Address and phone number for Dallas County District Court, a Court, at Lauderdale Street, Selma AL.

Dallas County District Court
105 Lauderdale Street, Selma, Alabama, 36701

About the Dallas County District Court

The Dallas County District Court, located in Selma, Alabama is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Selma Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Selma Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

You may contact the Court for questions about:
  • Selma court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Selma court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
Selma Court Records

The Dallas County District Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Dallas County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Dallas County Court and request copies of records which may include case documents, court decisions, court records, court dockets and calendars, criminal records and background checks.

About the United States Court System

The Court system in the United States is made up of a Federal Court system and fifty state Court systems. In each system, there are two general types of Courts: Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

Selma Trial Court

Trial Courts in Selma, AL hear cases for the first time. In a Trial Court, both sides of the dispute present evidence to support their version of events, and a jury is usually called on to decide the case. One judge presides over the case in a Trial Court.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Dallas County Courts of limited jurisdiction may be limited to hearing only cases involving misdemeanors, small claims, or traffic and other minor violations in Alabama. Courts of limited jurisdiction may also only hear cases on specific subject matter, such as Dallas County Probate Courts and Dallas County Family Courts.

Selma Appellate Court

Selma Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Dallas County. No new evidence is presented in Appellate Court. A judge or panel of judges decides the appeal rather than a jury.

Federal Courts in Alabama

In the Federal Court system, District Courts serve as the Trial Courts. In the state Court systems, Trial Courts are further grouped into Courts of general jurisdiction and Courts of limited jurisdiction. Courts of general jurisdiction are Courts that can hear cases of any kind, including felonies. The names for Courts of general jurisdiction vary but are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and may be organized to hear cases within certain geographic areas, such as Dallas County.

The Appellate Courts in the Federal Court system consist of twelve Circuit Courts that are organized regionally and the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the country. Appellate Courts at the Alabama state level mirror the Federal structure, with one or more Appellate Courts and an Alabama Supreme Court.

Contact the Dallas County District Court

You may contact the Selma Courthouse by calling the Dallas County District Court non-emergency number 334-874-2523, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Dallas County District Court, 105 Lauderdale Street, Selma, Alabama, 36701.

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