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Law

Criminal Jurisdiction of Texas Courts

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Municipal Courts Only hears Class C Misdemeanors which are violation of city law. (NOTHING CIVIL)
Justice of Peace Does hear Criminal Matters. They also hear Class C Misdemeanors which also is Violation of State Laws.
County Courts County Courts have the Power to hear Class A & Class B Misdemeanor Class A: 1yr of Jail time Class B: 6 months of Jail time.
County Court at Law Comes from the Legislature. It has whatever power "The Legislature Gives Them".
District Court Hears only Felony for which you can be fined or go to prison. District Court has been given power to hear 1 Misdemeanor. Ex. Only Official Misconduct.
Texas Court of Appeal Can hear any Criminal Appeal they wish, from a County Court or District Court. They CANNOT hear Death Appeal.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeal Can hear any Criminal Appeal they wish, and Death appeal
Texas Court Of Criminal Appeal Is the last Court in Texas to hear Criminal Matters.
Texas Supreme Court Hears Nothing Criminal.
Created by: JIANNI504