General Sessions Court

About General Sessions

The General Sessions Court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears both civil and criminal cases. The General Sessions Court hears cases concerning both adult and juveniles. The General Sessions Court will also hear your traffic violations in Traffic Court.

First appearances in criminal cases are conducted in General Sessions Court. Criminal case defendants may opt to have a preliminary hearings to rule on probable cause to determine whether their case will be bound over to the Grand Jury. Misdemeanor criminal manners may be disposed of in General Sessions Court. General Sessions criminal cases are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.

General Sessions civil cases are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Juvenile criminal cases are set for the 2nd Friday of each month. Juvenile civil cases are set for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Traffic court is conducted in the General Sessions Court, and the fines and costs are collected in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. Traffic Court is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

 

General Sessions Judge

The Honorable Katerina Moore

2nd Floor of Courthouse, 121 E. Main St., Linden, TN 37096

P. O. Box 83, Linden, TN 37096

931-589-5317

 

Youth Services Officer

Nan Garrett

First Floor of Courthouse, 121 E. Main St., Linden, TN 37096

P. O. Box 83, Linden, TN 37096

931-589-5394

 

You will receive notice of any court dates either from your attorney or you may call the Clerk’s Office listed below:

 

Clerk Serving General Sessions Courts

Peggy Smotherman

2nd Floor of Courthouse, 121 E. Main St., Linden, TN 37096

931-589-2218

Post Office Box 91, Linden, Tennessee 37096

Perry County’s General Session Court handles civil and criminal cases, traffic court and juvenile matters.

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