What happens in Superior Court?
Superior Court has statewide original jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases except for equity cases (which is Chancery Court) and domestic relations matters (which is Family Court) For criminal matters, Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felonies (except those involving juveniles which are heard in Family Court).
For civil matters, the court has jurisdiction in cases in value over 50,000. So typically personal injury and medical malpractice cases are handled in the Superior Court.
Superior Court also serves as an intermediate appellate court from over 50 administrative agencies, the Court of Common Pleas, and Family Court cases involving adult criminal issues. The Superior Court has been around a long time – it celebrated its 184th anniversary in 2016.
Learn about other Delaware courts:
- Supreme Court
- Superior Court
- Court of Common Pleas
- Court of Chancery
- JP Court and Family Court
- Alderman Court
Mr. Ronald Phillips and Ms. Julianne E. Murray offer free criminal legal consultation so you can talk to them to discuss your case. They can be reached by telephone at 3002-855-9300 (Georgetown) or 302-422-9300 (Milford) or 302-628-9300 (Seaford). You can also send an email through the site’s contact form. Rest assured that you will be treated with utmost respect.
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