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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Texas


In Texas, the judiciary has five general levels. The Justice Courts and Municipal Courts are the lowest level courts, focusing on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, evictions, and truancy. The County Courts also hear cases with specific subject matter, such as misdemeanors, probate, and juvenile matters. The District Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Texas Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Texas Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.