7 terms

Court System

Justice Of The peace Courts
Misdemeanor punishable by a fine and no jail. Handle Lawsuits Of Damage no more than 5000, conduct weddings.
Municipal Courts
Misdemeanor or punishable by a fine and no jail time. Handle civil cases that involves dangerous dogs.
County Courts
Hear Criminal cases of 500 or more from one year jail time appeals from JP&MC. Handles Wills and estates.
Districts Courts
Hears Felonies. Hears Divorce and child custody. Involves damages over $200
Courts Of Appeals
Hear all civil cases and criminal cases that are appeals from district of county courts.
The Supreme Court Of Texas
Hears all civil appeals from courts of appeals.
Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals
Handles all criminal cases that have been appealed from the court a appeals for all death cases.