EFFECTIVE October 13, 2021

 

434th District Court

These policies also apply for all proceedings held in the 434th Associate District Court

 

In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events, the Supreme Court of Texas’ 43rd Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State Disaster, and out of a concern for public health, safety, and wellbeing, the 434th District Court will be holding limited in-person dockets.

CRIMINAL DOCKETS

  • THE DOCKET CONTROL ORDER (provided below) SHALL APPLY TO ALL PENDING CRIMINAL CASES.
  • The Docket Control Order shall be signed by ALL parties and filed with FBC District Clerk at the Arraignment Docket.
  • ALL RESETS SHALL BE EFILED WITH THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE WITH NOTICE GIVEN TO THE FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.
  • The Reset provided below is to be used for ALL Electronic Resets. Please download to your P.C. before entering the required information.
  • Electronic Resets are being accepted on all pending cases with scheduled court appearances. All resets must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. the day of, but no more than 3 days prior to, docket call. It is the attorney’s responsibility to get their Client’s Signature OR Sign by Permission (W/ NOTICE TO CLIENT). THIS INCLUDES CLIENTS IN CUSTODY. All cases not timely submitted will be subject to bond forfeiture.
  • You will need to contact the District Attorney’s Office at 281-341-4460 to have any pleas worked out before court and to notify them of any essential hearings. Defendants will appear in person. Paperwork must be e-filed 48 hours in advance and notice given to the Court Coordinator and Prosecutors. Please note that all hearings will be done via Webex, unless deemed essential by the court for an in-person hearing.
  • IF AN INTERPRETER IS NEEDED, please let the Court know at least one week in advance.

CIVIL DOCKETS

  • Please contact the Court Coordinator for available hearing dates and times at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov.
  • After obtaining a hearing date and time, please e-file a notice of hearing for all civil cases with the District Clerk’s Office.
  • Civil Trials scheduled through June 30, 2022, will need a new Docket Control Order in place. Please email the court for new dates.
  • For your convenience, please see attached CIVIL DOCKET CONTROL ORDER.

Download the E-Reset Form [PDF]

Download Criminal Docket Control Order [PDF]

Download Civil Docket Control Order [PDF]

NOTICE OF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES
FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
 
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. To request interpretation or translation services for the Fort Bend County Courts, please visit the Language Access webpage.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the Court Coordinator, Tonie Guevara, via email at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov and provide your full name, cause number, and contact information to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

 

Presiding Judge/ Honorable J. Christian Becerra

Associate Judge/ Honorable Argie Brame

 

Court Staff

Court Coordinator: Tonie Guevara

Court Reporter: Rhonda Colgin

Bailiff: Joseph Regalado

 

Associate Judge Court Coordinator: Lena Smith

Bailiff: Gary Marin

 

 

Honorable J. Christian Becerra, Judge

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I come from a proud family that is steeped in public service. I learned at an early age that political involvement and advocacy are a privilege that should be fully utilized. My family is an inspiration to me because not only did they completely uproot their lives and come to the United States of America, they took the next step and dedicated themselves to the community and public service. My aunt, Lupe Uresti, ran for and became the first female Hispanic mayor of Rosenberg in the late 80’s. Her campaign made it clear that diversity and inclusion were going to be a priority here and she brought the elected structure closer to reflecting its constituency. I am nothing without my family and everything I have accomplished has been because of their support.

I am a native son of Fort Bend County, my community invested in me from a young age and they are why I have been able to accomplish so much so far. I am indebted to the community that raised and supported me, they are my family and they deserve advocacy and representation behind the bench. I believe it is my responsibility to answer this call.

The courthouse should reflect our diverse community. I have spent the entire 21 years of my legal career advocating for justice at the Fort Bend County Courthouse practicing in the areas of criminal, civil, probate and family law. My experience made me the most qualified candidate. I have strong connections to all of the newly elected Judges and the District Attorney and believe in the changes they have enacted and share their vision for a more diverse and progressive Fort Bend. I have the passion, drive, and dedication to serve my community.

Contact Us
Physical Address Fort Bend County Justice Center, Courtroom 3I, 1422 Eugene Heimann Cir, Richmond, TX 77469
Mailing Address 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone 281-633-7653

NOTICE OF LANGUAGE | Important Notices


ASSISTANCE SERVICES

FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. TO REQUEST INTERPERETATION OR TRANSLATION SERVICED FOR THE FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS, PLEASE VISIT THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WEBPAGE.