County Court Proceedings
Both the County Court and District Court may hear certain criminal cases. In most jurisdictions there are a number of County and District Court judges. In most instances criminal proceedings for both misdemeanor and felony charges begin in County Court. A County Court judge provides advisement of rights to those who are recently arrested, and sets bond. Misdemeanor cases remain in County Court through resolution. Felony cases that remain unresolved by the time of the Status Conference are "bound over" to the District Court for arraignment, motions hearing and jury trial.
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