Court of Criminal Appeals

Welcome to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals 

Photo of Court of Criminal Appeals Judges, 2015The 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.

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