Describe the five levels of the Texas judicial structure and the courts that comprise them. Which courts have criminal, civil, and appellate jurisdiction?
1. Local Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction- JP and Municipal Courts, they have civil and criminal jurisdiction and deal with small claims, civil, and misdemeanor cases
2. County Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction- County Courts, they have civil and criminal jurisdiction and deal with probate, civil and juvi matters
3. State Trial Courts of General and Special Jurisdiction- District Courts, they have criminal and civil jurisdiction and deal with probate, and civil actions like divorce, child support, and juvi matters
4. State intermediate Appellate Courts- Court of Appeals, they have appellate jurisdiction and deal with matters brought up from lower courts and non death penalty criminal cases
5. State Highest Appellate Courts- Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, they have appellate jurisdiction and deal with civil/non death penalty cases(TSC), and ONLY death penalty cases(TCCA)