Criminal Jurisdiction

Which court will hear your case?

Related Ads

Need Professional Help? Talk to a Lawyer

Enter Your Zip Code to Connect with a Lawyer Serving Your Area

searchbox small

The term "jurisdiction" refers to a court's power to hear a case. The circumstances of an alleged crime determine which court is empowered to hear it—for example, a federal or state court. Jurisdiction can play a big part not only in procedure, but also in outcome.

LA-NOLO6:DRU.1.6.5.20141111.29342