A familiarity with the Denton County courts and their local rules is helpful to Denton criminal lawyers in representing their clients.
Denton County is one of the largest counties that still does not have specialized district courts to hear felony cases. That means that, in addition to criminal matters, district judges in Denton County also hear cases involving family law and civil disputes. Denton criminal lawyers know that they have to take that into consideration in setting hearings and trials for their clients.
Denton does have county courts that are dedicated to criminal cases, which include misdemeanor and DWI trials. There are five county courts in Denton County that are designated as criminal courts, and an additional county court at law for juvenile matters.