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What court has original jurisdiction in Criminal cases? Justice of Peace
What court has jurisdiction over Civil cases < $5,000 and Criminal misd punishable by fine only? Justice of Peace
Justice of Peace hears: Both Civil and Criminal but only Class C Misd (fine only)
Municipal Court hears: Both Civil and Criminal
What court has original jurisdiction in Class A & B Misd? County Courts
What court has original jurisdiction over Felonies and Misd involving Official Misconduct? State District
What court has original jurisdiction over Divorces? State District
The State District court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors involving: Official Misconduct
What court is the highest appellate Criminal Court with cases dealing with the death penalty? Court of Criminal Appeals
Proof by preponderance of evidence Civil
Torts deal with: Civil law
Personal and Property rights Civil
Proof beyond reasonable doubt Criminal
Prevent harm Criminal
What court has the highest jurisdiction for Juvenile cases TX Supreme Court
What court has jurisdiction over appeals de novo from lower courts or on the record from municipal courts of record Constitutional County Courts
What court has jurisdiction in juvenile matters? State District Courts
What court has jurisdiction over intermediate appeals from trial courts in their respective courts of appeals districts? Court of Appeals
What court has final appellate jurisdiction in Civil cases and juvenile cases? TX Supreme Court
What court has final appellate jurisdiction in Criminal cases? Court of Criminal Appeals
What court has original jurisdiction over misd with fines > $500 or jail sentence? Constitutional County Courts
State District hears: Both Civil and Criminal, and Divorce, Juvenile
What courts are established in precincts wi each county? Justice of Peace
Justice Courts have jurisdiction over: Civil AND Criminal Law
Created by: elizabeth-mcw
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