About Justice Courts

Your Malone Justice Court is a locally-funded court that is the busiest town court in Franklin County. The two Justices have jurisdiction over a broad range of matters, including vehicle operation and traffic tickets, small claims, evictions, civil matters and criminal offenses. The Justices arraign offenders — including those accused of felonies — at any time and on any day.

For many who come to the court, it is their first and only court experience. Particularly for young people it can be an important experience that contributes to their accepting accountability for their actions. And for some, it also can be just one of many court appearances.