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SINCE 1980
TEXAS CITY LAWYER
Tel. 409-965-8500
LeGrand Law Office
2206 Palmer Hwy.
Texas City, Texas 77590
Galveston County
GALVESTON COUNTY COURTS
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.
 
               GALVESTON COUNTY CRIMINAL LAWYER

When you're arrested or charged with a crime,  you should never give up your right to
remain silent and insist on your right to consult with a lawyer.  You should be
respectful,  courteous and cooperative to the police, but that does not mean testifying
against yourself.  The right to remain silent is a very valuable and sacred right
protected by the United States and Texas Consitutions.  Don't give it up. You don't
have to prove the case against you. Conviction of many crimes can end jobs and career
prospects, cause you to lose your freedom, your drivers licenses, your right to own a
firearm and even your right to vote, along with social stigma, that may last a lifetime.  
If your convicted of certain sex crimes, you may have to register as a sex offender with
the authorities where you reside for the rest of your life, and have your picture posted
on the internet as a sex offender.  Sometimes, if certain procedures were not followed
in obtaining the evidence against you, the  evidence against you can be totally
suppressed, and the charges will have to be dismissed, if a motion is properly and
timely presented.  Other times you may just not be guilty even though you were
charged.  Sometimes a witness against you may lie. Still other times you may have a
justification defense, such as self-defense or defense of a third party, which may make
an assault defensible because of a justification defense. Sometimes assault may be
defensible because it was the result of a public duty, such as a police officer making an
arrest or a prision guard assaulting a prisioner attempting to escape It is imperative
that you obtain a skilled lawyer soon after your arrest to protect your rights.    The
constitutions gurantee the right to counsel in serious criminal proceedings because of
the potential loss of freedom and even life in certain cases.  Don't give up the right to a
lawyer either.                                              

No matter what the charge or circumstances, we are here to help, traffic ticket,
disorderly conduct, assault burglary, dwi, dui, forgery, possession of controlled
substance, illegal dumping, resisting or evading arrest, manslaughter, theft, protective
order violation, sex crime, sexual assault, pornography, failure to register, internet
crime, unuauthorized use, trespass, criminal mischief and other crime. We also handle
expunction and nondisclosure orders.  We do bond reductions,  probation revocation,
early probation termination hearings and appeals.

We offer confidential consultations. Our criminal defense service includes but is not
limited to the following crimes:

 Criminal Appeals
 Arson
 Assault
 Burglary
 Auto Accident
 Bond Reduction
 Civil Litigation
 Credit Card Abuse
 Child Endangerment
 Computer Crimes
 Contracts
 Criminal Defense
 Disorderly Conduct
 Drug &  Paraphernalia Possession
 DUI/DWI
 Escape
 Expunction, Non-Disclosure Order
 Family Violence Assault
 False Report to Police Officer      
 Forgery
 Intoxicated
 Homicide
 Illegal Dumping
 Intoxicated Manslaughter
 Manslaughter
 Organized Crime
 Perjury
 Pornography
 Prostiiution
 Probation Revocation, Early Termination
 Public Intoxication
 Resisting Arrest
 Sex Crimes
 Sexual Assault
 Terroristic Threat
 Theft
 Traffic Tickets and Violations


           
GALVESTON COUNTY LAWYER
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SINCE 1980
TEXAS CITY LAWYER
We believe the
client comes first!
SINCE 1980
LEGRAND LAW OFFICE TEXAS CITY GALVESTON COUNTY LAWYER
2206 Palmer Hwy. Texas City Lawyer, TX 77590
Phone: 409-965-8500 Website: www.legrand-law-office.com