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Kaufman County Court - An Overview of the Local Legal System

Kaufman County is located in the state of Texas, in the United States. The largest cities in Kaufman County are Forney, Terrel, Mesquite, and Crandall. Kaufman County is home to a number of courts that serve the local community, including District Courts, County Courts at Law, Justice of the Peace Courts, and Municipal Courts. In this article, we will provide a brief overview of each of these courts and their functions.

District Courts

Kaufman County has two District Courts (the 86th and 422nd), which are responsible for hearing criminal cases, civil cases, and family law cases. These courts have jurisdiction over cases involving property disputes, contracts, personal injury, divorce, child custody, and more. District Courts also have jurisdiction over cases involving felony offenses, such as murder, robbery, and drug possession. Kaufman County may get an additional District Court in the near future.

County Courts at Law

Kaufman County has two County Courts at Law, they are responsible for hearing cases that fall within their jurisdiction. These courts hear criminal misdemeanor cases, civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $250,000 or less, and cases involving probate and guardianship matter. The county courts hear all of the misdemeanor criminal cases, but may also hear felony criminal cases.

Justice of the Peace Courts

Kaufman County has four Justice of the Peace Courts, which are responsible for hearing criminal misdemeanor cases, civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $20,000 or less, and cases involving eviction and small claims. These courts also perform magistrate duties, such as issuing search warrantand arrest warrants.

Municipal Courts

Kaufman County has several Municipal Courts, which are responsible for hearing cases that arise within the city limits of certain municipalities. These courts hear cases involving traffic violations, ordinance violations, and other municipal offenses.

In conclusion, Kaufman County has a comprehensive court system that serves the needs of the local community. Whether you are involved in a criminal case, a civil dispute, or a family law matter, there is a court in Kaufman County that can provide you.

The Main Courthouse is located in Kaufman, Texas. It moved from the Downtown Courthouse Square to a new address along Highway 175.

Kaufman County Justice Center (Main Courthouse)
1902 E. US Highway 175
Kaufman, TX 75142

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