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The County Courts at Law have jurisdiction over Class A and Class B misdemeanor cases, as well as, concurrent jurisdiction with District Courts in felony cases to conduct arraignments, conduct pretrial hearings, accept guilty pleas and conduct jury trials on assignment from District Courts. In addition, County Courts at Law handle family law matters by assignment from District Courts, juvenile cases, mental health commitments, protective orders, and guardianship proceedings.  County Courts at Law handle probate matters, as well as, appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts.  Finally, these Courts have civil jurisdiction concurrent with District Courts in civil cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $250,000.


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