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application for discretionary review
Request for Texas Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals review, which is granted if four judges agree.
constitutional county court
Constitutionally mandated court for criminal and civil matters.
county court at law
Statutory county court to relieve county judge of judicial duties.
court of appeals
Intermediate appellate court for criminal and civil appeals.
district court
Court of general jurisdiction for serious crimes and high dollar civil cases.
Justice of the peace court
Local county court for minor crimes and civil suits.
municipal court
City court with limited criminal jurisdiction.
petition for review
Request for Texas supreme Court review, which is granted if four justices agree.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Court of last resort in criminal cases.
Texas Supreme Court
Court of last resort in civil and juvenile cases.
trial de novo
New trial, necessary for an appeal from a court that is not a court of record.