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SINCE 1980
Tel. 409-965-8500
LeGrand Law Office
2206 Palmer Hwy.
Texas City, Texas 77590
Galveston County
Texas City has two courts located here.  The Texas City Municipal Court, which handles class C
misdemeanors, violations of city ordinances and driver's license suspension hearings. The precinct
5 Justice of Peace Court of Galveston County is also located here, handling class C
misdemeanors, civil suits where the amount in controversy is up to $10,000, administrative
driver's license suspension hearings, and eviction cases..  Traffic tickets are class C misdemeanors.

Class B and Class A misdemeanors are handled by the County Courts at Law, located in
Galveston, Texas.  Besides, handling Class B and A misdemeanors, the County Court Courts at
Law handle cases in which the amount in controversy is between $500.00 and $200,000.00.   
The County  Courts 1, 2 and 3 also take appeals from justice of peace and municipal courts
located in Galveston County.  A new trial is given on these appeals.  It is called a trial de novo.

The district court has exclusive jurisdiction on felony cases, cases involving title to land, and
election contest cases.  It shares jurisdiction with the county courts, and in some case justice of
the peace courts, for civil cases (its lowest limit for hearing a case is a mere $200 in controversy,
while JP courts can hear cases up to $10,000). In a "catchall" provision it hears all cases "in which
jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court."

The 306th District Family Court of Galveston County handles only family related cases.  It shares
jurisdiction with county courts at law 1, 2 and 3 on family cases.

In addition to judicial powers, district judges also have administrative duties as well. District
judges may remove county officials, officials of a general-law municipality, and municipal court
judges, under certain circumstances. Also, they appoint and supervise the county auditor, oversee
the operations of the adult and juvenile probation offices, and are granted "supervisory"
jurisdiction over the county commissioners court.

Probate and Estate Law:  Guardianship, Will, Estates, Heirship
Proceeding, Power of Attorney,  Muniment of Title, Small Estate
Affidavit, Will Contest. All probate cases that arise in Galveston
County are held before the Galveston County Probate Court.  This
would include estates, probating of wills, no will estates, will contests and
guardianships.  The probating a will  usually must be filed for probate
within 4 years of death.  If there is no will an administration,  Application
for Heirship, or Affidavit for Collection must proceeding be filed, which
will be determined by the facts of the particular case.                             

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2206 Palmer Hwy. Texas City Lawyer, TX 77590
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