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All three District Courts hear the Criminal Dockets in each of the five counties.
In Aransas and San Patricio County all criminal matters are docketed in the 36th Judicial District Court and in Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties all criminal matters are docketed in the 156th Judicial District Court.

36th Judicial District Attorney - San Patricio County - Samuel Smith

         San Patricio County District Attorney

Aransas County Attorney with Felony Criminal Responsibility - Kristen Barnebey
        Aransas County Attorney

156th Judicial District Attorney - Bee, Live Oak, McMullen  Counties - Jose’ Aliseda

        Bee County District Attorney

        Live Oak County District Attorney

        McMullen County District Attorney



INTERPRETER INFORMATION

IF YOUR CLIENT IS SPANISH SPEAKING AND WILL NEED AN INTERPRETER FOR HIS CRIMINAL HEARINGS: YOU MUST CALL THE DISTRICT JUDGES' OFFICE BEFORE THE HEARING @ 361-364-9310

PLEASE SEE THE DISTRICT COURT POLICY ON SUCH  Click here for the policy



Requests for Court-Appointed Attorneys

To request a court appointed attorney defendants must fill out an Affidavit of Indigence form.

Requests for Felony attorneys need to be returned to the District  Clerk of the county where the charges are pending. (See District Clerk page for address/fax information).

San Patricio County Affidavit of Indigence - for Misdemeanor and Felony court

Affidavit of Indigence for Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, and McMullen Counties - Felony District Court Only

In accordance with the Texas Fair Defense Act all three District Courts have adopted plans for indigent defense.   A copy of the plans for the five county district can be obtained through the following links:

Aransas and San Patricio County Indigent Defense Plan

Bee, Live Oak, and McMullen County Indigent Defense Plan

 

Court Appointed Attorney Information

Attorneys wishing to be placed on the Appointed Felony Defense list in any district within the five counties  should review the plan for the county in which they wish to seek appointments and then complete the application requesting appointments.  The three district judges also handle juvenile matters in Bee, Live Oak and McMullen counties and a request for those appointments follows the same procedure as the felony appointment requests. The San Patricio County Court at Law handles Juvenile appointments for that county and the Aransas County Court at Law handles appointments for that county- Requests for juvenile appointments in those courts need to be addressed to that court.

A link to the application for appointments is below:

Application/Affidavit of Licensed Attorney Requesting Appointment for Indigent Persons

Forms for the upcoming years certification of Appointments are due in the Judge's Office in Sinton prior to
December 20 of each year.  Below is a link to the forms.

2019 Felony Appointment Certification

Claim for Felony/Juvenile Attorney Fees

 

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