United States District Courts

Definition - What does United States District Courts mean?

The United States District Courts are the cumulative group of district courts across the United States. The district courts are trial courts and can be used for both civil and criminal cases. Each district across the country has a district court. A district is usually one county, but if there are a few small counties in the same area they can share a district court. There is a limit of the court for financial recompense based on the type of case being taken. It can range anywhere between $5,000 and $250,000.

Justipedia explains United States District Courts

When a crime takes place and a person is arrested for the crime, they are tried in the district court. Civil actions are also initially heard in district courts unless there is a federal claim involved.

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