The New York Court system is comprised of three layers at the trial level that handle different cases depending on their severity. At the bottom, small-time City Courts handle small civil suits and misdemeanors. In the middle, County Courts handle medium civil cases and most criminal prosecutions. At the top, the Supreme Court has unlimited trial jurisdiction, primarily for large civil lawsuits and major criminal cases. Knowing which court is appropriate for your legal matter is essential to your success, so FindLaw has created this guide to the courthouses in and around Albany.