Courts in Independence, Kansas

Find Independence, Kansas 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 2 Courts in Independence, Kansas, serving a population of 8,983 people in an area of 8 square miles. There is 1 Court per 4,491 people, and 1 Court per 3 square miles.

In Kansas, Independence is ranked 293rd of 750 cities in Courts per capita, and 292nd in Courts per square mile.

Independence District Court 300 East Main Street Independence, KS

Independence Municipal Court 120 North 6th Street Independence, KS

About Independence Courts

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

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Independence Court Records

Independence court records are available to the public at the Montgomery 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 Independence Courthouses.

Independence Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in Independence, Kansas

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

Kansas Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Independence 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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas Supreme Court.