§2487.21. Criminal jurisdiction
The criminal jurisdiction of the city court is limited to the trial of offenses committed within its territorial jurisdiction, which are not punishable by imprisonment at hard labor, including the trial of cases involving the violation of any city or parochial ordinance.
The city judge also may require bonds to keep the peace; issue warrants of arrest, examine, commit and admit to bail and discharge; and hold preliminary examinations in all cases not capital.
Acts 1964, No. 102, §21.