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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Nueces County Court at Law No. 1 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Nueces County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Nueces County Civil Case Records
Search Nueces County District Court and County Court at Law civil, family, probate, and guardianship cases by case number, party name, or attorney information. Additional search options include case status, case type, and filing date.
Nueces County Criminal Case Records
Search Nueces County District Court and County Court at Law criminal case records. Registration is required.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Nueces County Criminal Case Court Calendar
Search the Nueces County District Courts and County Courts at Law criminal case calendar by cause number or date.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
Nueces County Payment Plan Request
View and download a form to request an extension of time to pay your Nueces County District and County Court at Law fines, costs, and fees.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
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.
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.
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.
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 Nueces County Probation Fines, Fees, and Restitution
Pay Nueces County CSCD fines, fees, and restitution online. A service fee applies.
Pay Nueces County District Court and County Court at Law Fines, Costs, and Fees
Pay Nueces County District Court and County Court at Law fines, costs, and fees online. A convenience fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Nueces County District Court and County Court at Law Local Rules
View the local rules of Nueces County District Courts and County Courts at Law.
Nueces County Domestic Violence and Protective Order Information
The Nueces County Attorney's Office offers information about domestic violence safety plans and various types of protective orders, with links to protective order applications in English and Spanish.
Nueces County Mediation
Nueces County Dispute Resolution Services offers information about mediation, which can help parties avoid going to court. Types of mediation, application instructions, and a request form are included.
Nueces County Victim Help
The Nueces County District Attorney's Office offers information about its services for victims of crime.
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.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas 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.
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 adult and juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of 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 issues, 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
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
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.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county is provided.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.