The jurisdiction of the District Court includes all landlord-tenant cases, replevin actions, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies. In civil cases, we have exclusive jurisdiction in claims of $5,000 or less, and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in claims for amounts above $5,000 but less than $30,000. In criminal cases, we have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in cases in which the penalty may be confinement for 3 years or more or a fine of $2,500 or more and certain felonies. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.
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