The 398th District is a court of general jurisdiction. It handles all civil and criminal matters, including, but not limited to:
Personal injury litigation
Medical malpractice cases
Capital murder cases
Burglary of habitations and buildings
Sexual assault of adults and minors
Manslaughter and assaults
The juvenile cases involve the same type of criminal offense but follow a different process.
Visit the Court
As your judge of the 398th District Court, I welcome you to visit and see the judicial process at work. The courtroom is now accessible to all the public, specifically those with special needs, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.