District Judge

Definition - What does District Judge mean?

A judge who sits on the bench of a district court is a district judge. The types of cases that such a judge would hear are limited to those that fall within the remit of the district court.

Each jurisdiction has its own district court, with each court having one or more judges who work full time at that court. Depending on the size of the district, there can be more than one district court, divided into areas such as A and B.

Justipedia explains District Judge

A district judge has the discretion to determine sentencing within state guidelines for a crime committed. After hearing the case, the judge can determine if a crime was a small infraction without a lot of intent, or the judge can go the other way and determine that there is reason to issue the harshest sentence possible under the law.

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