The geographical limits of the court’s jurisdiction is usually determined by county boundaries, or a division with one.
venue, in law, location in which a criminal charge or civil lawsuits is to be conducted. Venue is a key term in the adjudication of criminal offenses because it raises important questions about public policy.
Statutes at both the state and local levels indicate which court a criminal or civil case must be brought before in order to be heard. Any of the parties involved in a case that has been brought before an unfit authority may seek a change of court or a change of location on behalf of the other party.« Back to Glossary Index