In addition to federal laws and state laws, there are also laws created by a city or town, which are called municipal ordinances. A municipal ordinance is only applicable within the boundaries of the municipality. In many states, there are specific courts which deal only with cases involving violations of municipal ordinances, called Municipal Courts. If you have ever received a traffic ticket, and fought it in court, then you likely encountered a municipal court.
The types of cases heard in Municipal courts can include infractions and certain minor criminal offenses such as misdemeanors. An infraction can include a parking … Read More