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Criminal Docket Search in Travis County

Travis County Criminal Docket Search

A criminal case in Travis County can be confusing. You might not know where or when to go to court, or you might be lacking basic case information. Your best resource is usually your criminal defense attorney. At ATX Legal, we give our clients plenty of notice for court settings, and inform them of changes in the court date ASAP. However, if you don’t have an attorney, or can’t access them, see below for some helpful resources online.

Court Settings in Travis County

If you have a current case, you can look it up in the Travis County Docket Search Application. Simply type in your name to get access to setting information. This service is limited to all County Courts-at-Law and District Courts in Travis County.

Travis County Docket Search allows public access for users looking for court data.

It does NOT include information for Class C misdemeanors. Those will either be in a database for JP courts (here)or the Austin Municipal Court (here). Please note that the JP Docket search is problematic. You may need to search several times before it actually works to return a court date.

How to Interpret the Docket Search Information

The Docket Search will let you know if the party needs to appear, as well as the date, time, court, and floor where the person needs to appear. The setting type is listed as well. In the example above, the setting is JTR, which means it is a jury trial. Other abbreviations include PTR (pretrial), and UDS (unindicted docket). While the purpose of this search is intended to provide good information for defendants, these settings are flexible and can be changed by the court.

It is usually best to direct questions to your attorney and defer to their judgment. Also, it is always a good idea to check the docket immediately before heading to court, as these are sometimes reset on very short notice.

Where to Go for Court in Travis County

The docket search is an important resource for defendants and those visiting court, because it tells you which specific courts to go to, and when to go. But, in general, all cases which are Class B misdemeanor and above are in the Blackwell Thurman Justice Center. More info here.

Misdemeanor and Felony Records

Public records held by the County and District clerks are available for search in Travis County’s Odyssey Portal (here). Attorneys have access to download filed court documents from the portal, but the members of the public must contact the clerk if there is a specific document needed.

Contact a Criminal Lawyer for Your Case

If a criminal case has been filed against you, you should take action. You’ll feel better with an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. ATX Legal has been handling criminal cases in Travis County for nearly a decade. We can guide you through the court process, answer all your questions, and fight to protect your rights. If you would like more information, or to set up a no-cost consultation, text 512-677-5003 or fill out a contact form.

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