The Superior Court hears and decides controversies and handles related hearings and proceedings covering both civil matters and criminal felonies. Criminal felony cases are those cases where the defendant could be sentenced to a state penitentiary.
Civil cases of the Superior Court include:
Juvenile matters (both offender and dependency)
Mental and alcohol petitions
Those brought on equitable grounds
Those involving title to or possession of real property
Those testing the legality of any tax
Located in the Superior courtroom, the Law Library is a collection of law related publications and references available to officers of the court and general public, and serves the dual purpose of being the Judge's library reference.