The Criminal Division of the Circuit Court handles all felony cases, misdemeanor cases originating by grand jury action, and misdemeanor appeals from the District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Traffic infractions are handled by the District Court, which is a separate entity with its own clerk's office. Only when traffic cases are appealed from the District Court or Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court do they fall under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. Before contacting the Circuit Court to inquire about the status of a traffic infraction case or pre-payment of a traffic fine, it is important to ascertain beforehand which court has jurisdiction. This will prevent any unnecessary delay in processing. Unlike the District Courts that have separate traffic dockets, the Circuit Court integrates traffic infraction appeals into its criminal docket.