Courts in Utah

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The courts in Utah include the state court system and two federal courts.

The structure of Utah's state court system.

The Utah court system is made up of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, district courts, juvenile courts and justice courts.

Appellate Courts

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Utah Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Utah. [1]

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Utah Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court and has jurisdiction over appeals from the juvenile and district courts. [2]

Trial Courts

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Utah District Courts

The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Utah. There are eight judicial districts and 71 district judges in Utah. [3]

Utah Juvenile Courts

The juvenile courts have special jurisdiction over persons younger than 18. They deal with cases involving child abuse or neglect, parental rights, crimes committed by a youth and some of the more serious traffic offenses committed by youths. The juvenile courts have the same power as the district courts in juvenile matters.

Utah Justice Courts

The justice courts are trial courts with local jurisdiction. Some justice court judges are county judges, some are municipal judges and some serve in both capacities. The courts handle cases involving class B and C misdemeanors, violations of city or county ordinances and small claims. [4]

Federal courts

There are two federal courts in Utah, the District of Utah and the District of Utah Bankruptcy Court.[5]

Appeals from these federal courts are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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