What courts have criminal jurisdiction?
Court of Criminal Appeals, District Courts, Criminal District Courts, Magistrates appointed by judges, County Courts, County Criminal Courts, Justice Courts, Municipal Courts
Jurisdication of Courts of Appeals?
all criminal cases except those involving death penalty
Jurisdiction of Court of Criminal Appeals?
grant and issue and cause of writs of habeas corpus, and in criminal law writs of mandamus, procedendo, prohibition, and certiorari. Also final appellate and review jurisdiction and appeal of cases involving death penalty.
criminal cases of the grade felony, of all misdemeanors involving official misconduct and of misdemeanor cases transferred to district court
all misdemeanor of which exclusive original jurisdiction is not given to the justice court and fine shall not exceed $500
appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases of which justice courts and other inferior courts have original jurisdiction
criminal cases punishable by fine only or sanction not consisting confinement or imprisonment or arising under Alcoholic Beverage Code
to be tried in the precinct in which the offense was committed, in the precinct in which the defendant reside or with written consent of the state and def.
Jurisdiction of Municipal Courts?
all criminal cases that arise under the ordinances of the municipality and punishable by fine not more than $2000 or $500 for a municipal ordinance