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COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 5

I M P O R T A N T   N O T I C E   (updated 4-1-20)

RESCHEDULING COURT DATES DUE TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

 

In compliance with the local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in consideration of protecting the health of our community, County Court at Law No. 5 has cancelled all court settings through Friday, May 8, 2020, with the exception of emergency or essential hearings, which will be held remotely via video conference.

 

PLEASE DO NOT APPEAR AT THE COURTHOUSE

 

CRIMINAL:             Resets are Required for all Misdemeanor Cases 

 

  • Defense Attorney is to obtain a Reset from the Court Coordinator, Jackie Kermode at Jackie.Kermode@fortbendcountytx.gov, and return the Reset with Defendant’s signature via e-mail.
  • The Court will allow Defendant's Attorney to sign the Reset on the Defendant's behalf, with the Defendant's permission.
  • If Defendant is not represented by an Attorney, he/she must contact the Court Coordinator preferably by e-mail; or by telephone at 281-238-3247 or 281-238-3270 to request a Reset form.If you leave a voice mail message, state your name, cause number, and the best phone number for a return call.
  • Defendant, it is your responsibility to stay in contact with your Bondsman and your Attorney.
  • Defense Attorney, it is also your responsibility to stay in contact with your client.
  • Arrest warrants for missing court dates will not be issued during this time. HOWEVER, all Resets must be completed and received by the Coordinator no later than Friday, May 8, 2020.

 

NOTE:  These dates are subject to change:

 

Original Date (FROM)

 

Reset Date (TO)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tuesday, June 5, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

 

Drug Court participants will be contacted by the Probation Department for a reset date.

 

 

JUVENILE:

Cases on the Juvenile Status or Disposition Docket will be reset by Juvenile Probation Officer Gregory Taylor; 281-633-7335; Gregory.Taylor@fortbendcountytx.gov.  Emergency hearings will be held remotely via video conference and will be recorded by the Court Reporter.

 

CIVIL:

Motions, Pre-Trial Conferences, Bench and Jury Trials will be reset.  Please contact the Court Coordinator at the e-mail address above.  Emergency hearings will be held remotely via video conference. 

 

PROBATE:

Probate hearings will be reset by the Probate Auditor, Meera Mahadevan. You may contact her via Meera.Mahadevan@fortbendcountytx.gov.  Emergency hearings will be held remotely via video conference and will be recorded by the Court Reporter.   

 

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The Court is diligently watching the rapidly evolving situation and may extend the cancellation.  Please look to the Court’s website for updated information.

Honorable Teana V. Watson

Teana Watson was elected Judge of County Court at Law #5 in 2018. Judge Watson brings to the bench a wealth of thirty years legal experience, having served as former Chief  Juvenile Prosecutor for Fort Bend County, former municipal judge for the City of Stafford, and an Assistant District Attorney for Fort Bend County.  Prior to being elected to CCL5, Watson was the principal attorney of TV Watson Law PLLC, a full service law firm.  Since being elected judge, she presides over the Fort Bend County misdemeanor drug court program.  This program allows misdemeanor drug offenders an opportunity to get their cases dismissed and expunged.  Additionally, Judge Watson is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and currently is a member of the Fort Bend County Bail Bonds Board.  Judge Watson is a native Houstonian, graduate of Fisk University (B.A.) and Syracuse College of Law (J.D.) Judge Watson has resided in the Fort Bend County community for over 28 years. 

Office Address
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Courtroom 1B
Richmond, TX. 77469

Mailing Address
County Court at Law No.5
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX. 77469

Main Telephone Line: 281-238-3270
Fax: 832-471-1848

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For a complete listing of staff for the Fort Bend County Court at Law No. 5, please click here.

 

ATTENTION Court Appointed Attorneys – effective immediately:

The Court Court at Law Judges approved the use of a new electronic Attorney Fee/Expense Claim Form, located at: Court Appointed Attorney’s link for the submission of court-ordered attorney fees and expenses for misdemeanor cases.