Legal Research & Criminal Law Guides

Research & Law Guides for Travis County

The legal links and resources below are intended as a starting point for your research. Keep in mind that the law includes both statutes caselaw, which clarifies certain aspects of the code. Never rely on merely reading the statutes if you have been arrested or charged with a crime. Be sure to speak with an attorney.




5th Amendment Miranda "Right to Remain" Silent Guides

Do I need my rights read to me when arrested?


Overview of Travis County Criminal Cases & Criminal Justice System

Arrest, Trial, Motions, Sentencing...


Guide to Levels of Proof in Criminal Cases

What is probable cause? What does reasonable doubt mean?


6th Amendment "Right to Counsel" Guides

When should my attorney be present? What if I can't afford a lawyer?


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