I'm Beth Tanner and I am one of your District Court Judges in Moore & Hoke Counties.
It is necessary for judges to be experienced in the law, dedicated to the service of their community, and fair to the people who come before them.
District Court Judges are elected by the people of their assigned district -- in my case, my district spans Moore and Hoke Counties. District Court judges serve 4 year terms. District Court is one of two trial court levels. District Court judges serve the people of the district along with Superior Court judges. District Court is a busy court that essentially handles almost everything outside of felony criminal trials and large damage civil claims. Judges in District Court hear non-felony criminal cases, including traffic matters; family law cases, including divorce and child custody/support; juvenile criminal matters; domestic violence and other protective orders; and general civil claims where the damages are under $25,000. It is the court where you are most likely to meet a judge. I am excited to serve as one of your District Court judges! Keep up with my work here through my updates or on my social media pages.