Texas Government Code

Sec. § 75.013
Presiding Criminal Judge of Bexar County


A majority of the judges of the district courts giving preference to criminal cases in Bexar County shall select a presiding criminal judge to serve at the will of the judges.


The presiding criminal judge shall be the judge receiving bills of indictment for that term. All indictments shall be returned to a district court in Bexar County giving preference to criminal cases. The presiding criminal judge, in rotation in the order in which indictments are returned or as agreed to by a majority of judges trying criminal cases, shall assign indictments to the judicial districts for trial. The presiding criminal judge shall adjust the case flow so that each of those courts receives approximately an equal share of the indictments for trial.


The presiding criminal judge shall handle all preindictment bond problems and preindictment appointment of counsel.


Any other judge may preside in the absence of the presiding criminal judge or at his request.


The presiding criminal judge, as necessary, shall adjust the business and dockets of the criminal courts and transfer or cause to be transferred causes from any of the courts to any other of the courts to equalize the business of the courts so that each judge has cases or proceedings to try or consider.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 480, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

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