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.
September 26, 2016
The Court of Criminal Appeals will hold oral arguments October 19, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s University School of Law
Law Classrooms Building Courtroom
One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio
On September 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., the Court of Criminal Appeals will be called to order to celebrate its 125th Anniversary.
Because of the number of responses already received, no further seating is available in the Court of Criminal Appeals courtroom for the anniversary celebration. Overflow seating will be available in the Supreme Court Courtroom with full audio and video. A link will also be available on the Court’s website for remote viewing.
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).
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).