Wiregrass Court Cases

Houston County Courthouse

Houston and Henry Counties 20th judicial circuit has disposed of nearly 28,000 cases within the last year.

The statistics came from Montgomery’s administrative office of courts.

Aside from Mobile, both Houston and Henry Counties circuit court judge has the highest work load in the state.

Houston County circuit court closed a little more than 7,000 cases, while Henry County nearly 700.

For district court cases, Houston County closed more than 14,000, while Henry County closed more than 5,000 cases.

District Court Judge Lawson Little says the huge close-out is a result of the circuit’s pre-trial diversion program and contracted defense attorneys.

Criminal cases had the largest disposal rate.