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|Judge, 410th District Court|
The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas. District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court. While most district courts try both criminal and civil cases, in the more densely populated counties the courts may specialize in civil, criminal, juvenile, or family law matters.
Montgomery County has seven district courts. The 410th Judicial District Court hears criminal cases, civil cases of all types, and family cases.
The incumbent judge for the 410th District Court is Michael Mayes, who was originally elected in 1997 and is not running for re-election.
Submitted by john wertz on 2016-02-15 11:11:11
Montgomery County has a significant backlog of criminal cases. This backlog increases costs to the county in two ways:
The 410th District Court is currently a general jurisdiction court that hears all cases, but some have suggested that it should specialize into a family and civil court. Such a change would put further pressure on the criminal justice system that is already backlogged.