Circuit Criminal Division

§12-11-30(2) The circuit court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of all felony prosecutions and of misdemeanor or ordinance violations which are lesser included offenses within a felony charge or which arise from the same incident as a felony charge; except, that the district court shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit court to receive pleas of guilt in felony cases not punishable by sentence of death.

§12-11-30(3) The circuit court shall have appellate jurisdiction of civil, criminal, and juvenile cases in district court and prosecutions for ordinance violations in municipal courts, except in cases in which direct appeal to the court of civil or criminal appeals is provided by law or rule. Appeals to the circuit court shall be tried de novo, with or without a jury, as provided by law.

Jody Sellers
Clerk of Circuit Court
Russell County Judicial Center
501 14th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
 Phone: 334-298-0516