The Magistrates Court of South Australia is the lowest level court in the state.
The Magistrates Court has a criminal and a civil jurisdiction.
The criminal jurisdiction deals with summary offences which may be dealt with by a fine, imprisonment of up to two years, community service or a good behaviour bond.
The civil jurisdiction hears cases seeking damages up to $100,000.00 and has a minor civil jurisdiction hearing cases up to $25,000.00.
Further information about the Magistrates Court can be obtained from the Courts Administration website.
"Changes to the Small Claims Court" by Nick Pullman (29/07/2016)
"Tanunda Magistrates Court to stay open" by Nick Pullman (02/03/2015)