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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Dallas County Criminal Court No. 11 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Dallas County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Dallas County Court at Law Records
Search Dallas County Court at Law 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.
Dallas County Court Case Information
Search Dallas County criminal background information by name or case number. Search criminal case documents by case number. Search District Court and County Court at Law civil case information and documents, Probate Court case information and documents, and District Court family case information by case number, location, party or attorney information, hearing type and date, and additional criteria. District Court family case documents are available through a subscription service.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Dallas County Court Hearings
Search Dallas County District Court, County Court at Law, and Probate Court upcoming civil, probate, and family hearings by location and hearing type, and by case number, party name, attorney name, attorney bar number, or judicial officer name. First select "Civil Records - Dallas County District & County Courts Case and Documentation Information" and then use the "Search Hearings" feature.
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Dallas County Misdemeanor Forms
View and download forms for use in Dallas County Courts at Law and Probate Courts, including case information sheets, copy and record search request forms, and a criminal background search request form.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings, from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
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.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
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.
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.
Driver Record Request Form
View and download a form to request your driver record, which must be supplied when requesting the Driving Safety Course. Select Record Type 3A.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Pay Dallas County Court Misdemeanor Fines
Pay Dallas County misdeameanor fines online by case number, name, and contact information. An administrative fee applies.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dallas County Legal Information
View information about adult and minor arrests, name changes, and self-representation in Dallas County courts.
Dallas County Law Library
Information regarding the Dallas County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Search the law library catalog online.
Dallas County Juvenile Probation
View information about Dallas County juvenile probation, including court assessment, diversion programs such as drug and mental health court, restitution, deferred prosecution, home detention, and victim services.
Dallas County Alternative Dispute Resolution
Information regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution in Dallas County, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Dallas County Adult Probation and Specialty Courts
View information about Dallas County Adult Probation including types of offenses and supervision, treatment services, specialty courts, victim services, and a link to online probation payments. Specialty courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders, and include felony diversion court, intensive intervention, addiction treatment, DWI program, safe re-entry after incarceration, veterans court, dual diagnosis court, mental health court, prostitution court, and domestic violence court.
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.
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.
Citation Lookup and Court Locator
Search the Texas Highway Patrol citation database by driver's license or ID number, name, and date of birth to find out which court to contact about your citation.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
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.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
Driving Safety Course Information
View information about Driving Safety Courses, which can result in dismissal of traffic tickets for some offenses. Links to approved classroom, take-home, and online course providers are included.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
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.
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 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.
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.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
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.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Dallas County Public Defender
View information about the Dallas County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation to indigent persons in certain criminal, family, and juvenile cases. Links to information about specific case types are in the left column.
Dallas County LegalLine
The Dallas County Bar Association offers LegalLine, a free call-in service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions.
Dallas County Housing Legal Help
The Dallas County Housing Crisis Center provides telephone counseling, a weekly free legal clinic, and pro bono legal services for homeless and other people with housing problems.
Dallas County Hot Check Collection
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office offers information about its hot check collection, prosecution, and restitution services, with links to complaint forms and sample letters for merchants.
Dallas County Free Legal Services Directory
View a directory of organizations providing free legal services in the Dallas area on subjects including immigration, housing, and general legal matters.
Dallas County Free Civil Legal Help
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney program provides free civil legal assistance to people who can't afford an attorney. Local clinic locations and contact information are provided.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral, Selection, and Complaints
The Dallas Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service in Collin and Dallas Counties by telephone or online form, including an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Information about types of cases and options for parties who can't afford and attorney are also provided. Links to "Consumer Tips" for selecting a lawyer, and to fee dispute and grievance procedures, are in the right column.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
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.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.