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The county seat of Galveston County is in Galveston, Texas, where all the district
and county courts for Galveston County, Texas.  The Galveston courts handle civil,
family, probate and criminal cases, at 600 59th Street, Galveston, Texas .  The
District Clerk and County Clerks are also located in Galveston.

There are municipal(city) courts are located in the city that the particular court is in.
 Additionally, there a several justice of peace courts throughout the county.  The
justice of peace courts have a jurisdiction limit of up to $10,000.  They also have
original jurisdiction for eviction lawsuits. They also handle minor crimes, Class C
misdemeanors, including traffic tickets.  The municipal courts also handle Class C
misdemeanors and violations of city ordinances.   The county and district courts
handle more serious crimes.

Class B and A misdemeanors are in the county courts at, and felonies in the district
courts. There are 3 county courts at law in Galveston County, County Courts at law
nos. 1, 2 and 3.  The county courts at law have monetary jurisdiction between
$500.00 and $200,000.00  They also handle appeals from municipal and justice courts
in a trial de novo (new trial).

Divorces and suits affecting the parent-child relationship are held in the 3 county
courts at law and the 306th Family District Court.  

The Galveston Probate court handles, estate issue and guardianships.

The Galveston District Courts, besides the 306th District Family Court, are the 10th,
122nd, 212th and 405th.  On the criminal side they handle felonies.  On the civil side
they handle a variety of matters but have monetary jurisdiction involving amounts
in controversy beginning at $200.00 with no upper limit.  The district court has
exclusive jurisdiction on felony cases, cases involving title to land, and election
contest 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.

The Galveston Juvenile Court handles criminal type conduct by children that would
be handled by criminal courts if the child were an adult.  A child is someone under
the age of 17.  Certain minor offenses those at the level of class c misdemeanors
committed by children are  handled by municipal and justice of peace courts.

The principal functions of a Commissioners Court are legislative. Although referred
to as a court, Commissioners Courts generally exercise only limited judicial powers
in Texas. Those judicial powers in Texas the ability to compel testimony under oath,
the ability to issue citations for contempt, and the ability to make findings of fact.  
The main power of the court is the power of monetary expenditures within the
county.  The annually makes the county tax rate and the county budget, setting the
salary and budget for independent elected officials, outlining expenditures for
departments under its control.   The court has the power to make county policies,
and sometimes to  enact legislation by court orders, among other things
Our Attorney
Don LeGrand
GALVESTON LAWYER
LEGRAND LAW OFFICE
2206 Palmer Hwy.
Texas City, Tx. 77590
GALVESTON LAWYER
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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