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Bloom Legal is a full-service criminal defense and personal injury law firm representing clients in Austin, Travis County, and throughout Central Texas.
If you need a lawyer who can effectively represent you, vigilantly protect your interests and forcefully advocate for your rights, contact Bloom Legal today to schedule your free initial consultation: (504) 291-4491.
During our first meeting we will address questions like:
- What is the Travis County court system like?
- How will your case be resolved in Travis County?
- How can an experienced Travis County attorney help?
What is the Travis County Court System Like?
The Travis County court system is divided into different branches, each of which has jurisdiction over specific types of cases:
- County Civil Courts of Law. Located in the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in downtown Austin, the County Civil Courts hear the following types of cases:
- Civil cases, including personal injury lawsuits, in which the amount in controversy is $500-$250,000;
- Eminent domain (condemnation) cases;
- Appeals of final rulings and decisions of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission;
- Criminal offenses which are either class A or B misdemeanors;
- Appeals from Justice of the Peace Courts and Municipal Courts within Travis County;
- Cases seeking a protective order
- Occupational Drivers Licenses;
- Appeals from the State Office of Administrative Hearings concerning Administrative License Revocations.
- District Civil Courts have original jurisdiction in all divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, and civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more.
- Travis County Criminal Court System is comprised of eight District Courts, a District Magistrate Court, and seven County Courts at Law that hear criminal cases in Travis County. Travis County’s Criminal Courts are housed in the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center.
- District Criminal Courts preside over felony cases;
- Criminal County Courts at Law preside over Class A and Class B misdemeanor level cases;
- Drug Courts offer diversionary programs and other alternative sentencing for certain drug offenses.
How Will My Case Be Resolved in Travis County?
If you face criminal charges, a Travis County prosecutor will seek your conviction. First, you will be arraigned and then face trial in the court in the jurisdiction where the alleged offense took place. If you do not want your case to go to trial, you can enter a plea bargain. An Austin criminal defense attorney at Bloom Legal can help you negotiate a plea or defend yourself against allegations of criminal wrongdoing.
If you have been injured and want to seek compensation from the person or company responsible for your injuries, you must file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in the civil court where the incident that caused the injury occurred, or in the court of the jurisdiction where the defendant lives.
You can settle your case outside of court, or a jury will decide the outcome of your claim. To prevail in a court trial, you must prove the defendant breached a legal duty and caused you harm. An experienced attorney can represent you during settlement negotiations with an insurer or in a civil court trial in Travis County.
How Can a Travis County Attorney Help?
At Bloom Legal, our Austin and Travis County law firm has helped many clients in civil and criminal cases throughout Central Texas. Call today to learn more about the legal services that Bloom Legal can provide and about how we can help with your matter. We can be reached 24/7 at (504) 291-4491.
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