In Washington, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and appellate courts. The latter consist of the Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.
Limited jurisdiction courts include Municipal Courts and District Courts. Municipal Courts handle misdemeanors and municipal traffic & ordinance violations for cities and towns. District Courts have county jurisdiction and are responsible for infractions, traffic violations, misdemeanors, small claims, and civil cases up to $75,000.
The Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction. It handles civil, felony, domestic relations, and juvenile cases, and appeals. Washington is divided into 29 Superior Court judicial districts, each with a Superior Court.
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