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Tennessee Criminal Court

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Tennessee Judicial Districts

Tennessee Criminal Courts are trial courts with jurisdiction over criminal matters in Tennessee. They may also hear misdemeanor appeals from lower courts. There are criminal courts in 13 of Tennessee's 31 judicial districts, and 29 criminal court judges. In districts without a criminal court, criminal cases are heard by the circuit courts.[1]

Method of selection and term of judges

Criminal court judges participate in partisan elections and serve eight-year terms. If a vacancy occurs, the governor appoints a replacement from a list generated by the Nominating Commission. The replacement fills the remainder of the unexpired term, then runs in the next general election. [2]

Courts by County

Courts by judicial district

Judicial District Criminal Court
First Judicial District Unicoi County Criminal Court
First Judicial District Washington County Criminal Court
Second Judicial District Sullivan County Criminal Court
Third Judicial District Hamblen County Criminal Court
Sixth Judicial District Knox County Criminal Court
Eighth Judicial District Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court
Ninth Judicial District Ninth Judicial District Criminal Court
Tenth Judicial District Bradley County Criminal Court
Eleventh Judicial District Hamilton County Criminal Court
Thirteenth Judicial District Thirteenth Judicial District Criminal Court
Fifteenth Judicial District Fifteenth Judicial District Criminal Court
Eighteenth Judicial District Sumner County Criminal Court
Twentieth Judicial District Davidson County Criminal Court
Thirtieth Judicial District Shelby County Criminal Court

See also

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