Which court has original jurisdiction for felonies in Texas?
Which level of courts is constitutionally bifurcated in Texas?
Texas is one of only two states to utilize a bifurcated appellate court system, meaning the highest court in the state is divided into two branches. There is the Supreme Court, comprised of nine justices, that has final jurisdiction over civil and juvenile matters.
Which court has exclusive jurisdiction over automatic appeals in Texas death penalty cases?
The Court of Criminal Appeals