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This page lists online resources for the Travis County 427th District Court - Criminal, online resources applicable to courts generally in Travis County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.


Searching Case Records

Travis County District Court and County Court at Law Records
Search Travis County District Court and County Court at Law civil, family, and criminal case information with a free basic subscription that allows access to limited case information. A paid subscriptions service is offered that allows additional search options.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Travis County Court Dockets, Calendars, Schedules, and Case Settings
View Travis County District Court and County Court at Law criminal and civil schedules, dockets, calendars, and case settings.
Travis County Criminal Docket Search
Search Travis County District Court and County Court at Law criminal dockets by date, judge, cause number, defendant name, or attorney name.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.

Self help, legal research, general information

Travis County Law Library
View information about the Travis County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Travis County Self-Help Center
View information about the Travis County Self-Help Center, which offers forms, free appointments with a family law reference attorney, law library resources, and links to additional online research resources. A link to instructions for setting a divorce hearing is in the right column. The left column contains instructions and forms for filing various types of cases, and a link to instructional videos.
Travis County Adult Drug Diversion Court
View information about Travis County Adult Drug Diversion Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Travis County District Court Local Civil Rules
View the local Rules of Civil Procedure for District Courts in Travis County.
Travis County Protective Order Information
View information and links to Travis County and national resources regarding protective orders for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Travis County Juvenile Court Information
View information about juvenile court services in Travis County.
Travis County Adult Probation
View information about Travis County Adult Probation, including special programs, answers to frequently asked questions, forms and documents, and services for victims.
Travis County Victim Help
The Travis County District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims, including counseling, court accompaniment, victims' compensation, victims' rights, and victim-witness assistance.
Travis County Child Support Payment, Enforcement, Visitation, and Guardian Information
The Travis County Domestic Relations Office offers information about child support payments and enforcement, visitation enforcement, and family court guardian at litem services. Information about parenting, childrens' rights, common law marriage, and educational programs is also available.
Travis County Victim Services
The Travis County Sheriff's Office offers information about its services for crime victims, including counseling, victims' rights, personal safety, Crime Victims' Compensation, and referrals to outside agencies. A link to information on specific types of crises is in the left column.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Non Custodial Legal Assistance
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitaion and custody, paternity issues and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
Court Rules
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Crime Victim Help
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victims' rights, child abuse, family violence, protective orders, sexual assault, stalking, and victim notification. Application forms and instructions for Crime Victims' Compensation are included.
Child Support Information
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information for parents and guardians about child support, with links to an interactive website that can be used to apply for services, check case and payment status, and pay support online. Additional links include downloadable publications in English or Spanish, office locations, access and visitation help, family violence information, forms, and more.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Defending Yourself in Criminal Cases
The Texas State Bar offers information for parties considering defending themselves in criminal cases, including eligibility for court-appointed lawyers, services that criminal defense lawyers provide, and consequences of conviction, probation, and deferred adjudication.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Central Texas Lawer Referral
The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas offers referrals in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee are also available.
Central Texas Reduced-Fee Lawers
The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas offers referrals by telephone to lawyers who will represent income-eligible clients for a reduced fee. Representation is limited to family law, guardianship, and simple wills.
Travis County Juvenile, Family, and Mental Health Representation
View information about the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, Mental Health Public Defender, Office of Child Representation, and Office of Parental Representation, which provide legal representation for indigent parties in juvenile, family, and mental health commitment cases.
Travis County Hot Check Collection
The Travis County Attorney's Office offers information on County Attorney and District Attorney hot check collection and prosecution, including the difference between an issuance charge and a theft charge, different types of checks, instructions for filing, tips for merchants, and downloadable forms.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.

Forms and related information

Travis County District Court and County Court at Law Forms and Documents
View and download Travis County District Court and County Court at Law civil, crminal, and family forms and documents.
Travis County District Clerk Forms and Documents
View and download Travis County District Clerk criminal and civil forms and documents.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Protective Order Guide and Forms
View and download a Protective Order Kit with information about protective orders, what to expect in court, contacts for additional help, and instructions on how to complete the Application for Protective Order.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.

Online fine payments

Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.

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