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State Court Cases

The vast majority of both civil and criminal cases are heard in state courts, from major felonies to speeding tickets. Other procedures typically not related to disputes among parties, such as obtaining a marriage license or executing a will, also are handled by state courts. In fact, the only types of cases state courts do not deal with are those involving immigration; bankruptcy; patents; copyrights; and federal criminal cases. This section covers the basics of state court cases, with a general primer on state courts; how to determine the venue of your case; and more.
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