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What Does A County Court at Law do in Bexar County?

A County Court at Law is a court of general jurisdiction which hears both civil and criminal cases. Civil cases are cases where individuals are suing each other over monetary obligations, personal injury, contract disputes, possession of property and the like. In Bexar County, the jurisdiction of a civil county court is currently up to $100,000. Criminal cases are cases which involve a violation of the law and a person's individual liberties. County Courts at Law hear misdemeanor criminal cases which include but are not limited to offenses of theft by check, criminal mischief, shoplifting, graffiti, assault, unlawfully carrying a weapon, and driving while intoxicated as a first or second offense. Some County Courts at Law in Bexar County assist the District Courts and hear some family law cases. County Courts were designed to fill local needs and in some jurisdictions might hear other matters.  Karen Crouch served Bexar County for sixteen years in this position. 

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What Does A County Court at Law do in Bexar County?

A County Court at Law is a court of general jurisdiction which hears both civil and criminal cases. Civil cases are cases where individuals are suing each other over monetary obligations, personal injury, contract disputes, possession of property and the like.

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