County Court at Law Number One handles a variety of cases on a daily basis. These cases range from criminal misdemeanor cases, bond forfeitures, probate, civil, juvenile, mental health cases, and family law matters, which include divorces, adoptions, guardianships, paternity suits, child support issues and modifications.
The jurisdiction of civil cases is up to $100,000.00. A large percentage of civil cases have to do with family matters such as divorces, paternity suits, and child custody cases.
All criminal cases filed in this court are misdemeanors such as Class A, whose range of punishment is confinement in jail not to exceed 1 year or a fine not to exceed $4,000.00, or both; and Class B, whose range of punishment is confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days or a fine not to exceed $2,000.00, or both.