What is Circuit Court?

A circuit court holds trial over matters that are not federal or assigned by statute to county courts. A circuit court would hear matters including: civil disputes, criminal procecution for all felonies, tax disputes, estate disputes, cases related to juvenilles, and disputes regarding title boundries on property. In Florida circuit court judges are elected and serve a six year term. The term for judges in the circuit courts varies by state. Circuit courts also hear appeals for matters that were decided in the county courts.