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the court of original or trial jurisdiction for the prosecution of persons accused of misdemeanor or certain felony offenses. Also. lower courts may sentence certain felony offenders as well as conduct a preliminary hearing to determine probable cause in cases where felony off enders are subject to jurisdiction of superior courts.
any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
A court that is low in its particular hierarchy of courts. (For example the Magistrates' Court is a lower court in the Victorian system of courts). Under the rules of precedent a lower court is bound by the previous decisions of higher courts in the same hierarchy. Click here to go back to the glossary. If you entered from another page click your web browsers "back" button
A court from which a case has been appealed.
The county or city court where a case starts. The proper name for this is the â€œ trial court.