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Criminal Bureau:

Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

Criminal Justice Center
Post Trial Services
1201 Franklin, Suite 3180
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more helpful information regarding criminal services, review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Criminal

Courts

The Criminal Courts consist of the District Courts which hear felony level cases and the County Criminal Courts at Law which hear misdemeanor level cases and cases appealed from the municipal courts. Documents may be filed directly with the assigned court or in Customer Service.

Customer Service

Customer Service provides assistance related to criminal and civil cases. This section is responsible for receiving and processing incoming customer requests including the purchasing of copies and reports, and filing documents in existing cases (causes).

Bond (Forfeitures, Cash Bond Refunds and General Information)

Bond Information includes information related to Forfeitures, Cash Bond Refunds, the Harris County Bail Bond Board and other general information related to bonds.

Appeals

The Appellate Section processes all criminal cases (causes) in which a notice of appeal has been filed.

Writs of Habeas Corpus

An application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus is filed when a person seeks relief from unlawful detention or imprisonment.

Exhibits

An exhibit is an item that has been admitted into evidence at trial. Exhibits are maintained in the Appellate Section and may be checked out providing a court order has been signed.

Exhibits are maintained for a prescribed period of time after which they are destroyed.

Criminal Collections

Criminal Collections sets up payment plans for specific cases as ordered by the District Criminal Courts and the County Criminal Courts at Law. Criminal Collections works as an agent to ensure timely payment of court costs, fines, and fees.


Cash Bond Refund Status

Cash Refund To obtain cash bond refund information please visit our Bond Section.

Court Number/Location Information Parking Options

Parking Parking options in the vicinity of the Courthouse Complex.