Welcome to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas' highest court for criminal cases. The Court consists of a
Presiding Judge and eight Judges. They are elected by the voters of the entire state, and they hold their offices for terms of six years.
The Court sits in Austin, near the Capitol. From time to time it may sit in other cities to hear cases.
Misc Docket 16-003
July 01, 2016
Order Mandating Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases
MISC DOCKET 16-003 Order Mandating Statewide Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases (Effective June 30, 2016).
Court of Criminal Appeals Celebrates 125th Anniversary
May 27, 2016
On September 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., the Court of Criminal Appeals will be called to order to celebrate its 125th Anniversary.
Misc Docket 16-002 and Misc Docket 16-9035
March 28, 2016
Final Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.0 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology
MISC DOCKET 16-002 and MISC DOCKET 16-9035 Approval of Technology Standards, Version 3.0 Set By The Judicial Committee on Information Technology (Effective March 22, 2016).
Misc Docket 16-001 and Misc Docket 16-9012
March 02, 2016
Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 73.4 and 79.2 and Texas Rule of Evidence 615
MISC DOCKET 16-001 and MISC DOCKET 16-9012 Final Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Rules of Procedure 73.4 and 79.2 and Texas Rule of Evidence 615 73.4 Filing and Transmission of Habeas Record, 79.2 Contents and Texas Rules of Evidence Rule 615, Producing a Witness's Statement in Criminal Cases (Effective January 1, 2016). This rule supersedes Misc Docket 15-006.