Judges & Candidates

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

In Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals has final jurisdiction over all criminal matters (excluding juvenile proceedings, which are considered civil matters), while the Texas Supreme Court is the last word on all civil matters including juvenile proceedings even if a criminal act is involved.

The Court of Criminal Appeals exercises discretionary review over criminal cases, which means that it may choose whether or not to review a case. The only cases that the Court must hear are those involving the sentencing of capital punishment or the denial of bail.

Sharon Keller
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
Sharon Keller
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
Houston, TX
Barbara Parker Hervey
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7
Barbara Parker Hervey
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7
Michelle Slaughter
For Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8
Michelle Slaughter
For Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8
Houston, TX
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