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  • Effective as of February 1, 2020

    Attention: Defendants and Attorneys representing Defendants

    San Patricio County Court at Laws revised operating procedures:

    Arraignment Court Dates to be conducted by Video Conference

    Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Arraignment Docket will be conducted via Lifesize Video Conference.  Information on how to access the Lifesize Video Conference system can be found here.

    Attorney information:

    Attorneys representing Defendants should e-file a Notice of Appearance of Counsel and provide a courtesy copy to the Court.  If you and your client wish to be excused from making an appearance, then you also need to e-file a Waiver of Arraignment 72 hours prior to the Arraignment Court Date. If you file the proper documents timely, then the Defendant and Attorney are excused from making an appearance via Lifesize Video Conference and a copy of the Pre-Trial court date will be mailed to you at the address provided in your Notice of Appearance of Counsel. ** If you are a court-appointed attorney who received the appointment prior to the arraignment date, then you do not need to make an appearance and a copy of the Defendant's Pre-Trial court date will be mailed to you.

    Prose Defendants

    Defendants that are not yet represented by an attorney will make their appearance for their arraignment court date via Lifesize Video Conference.  Information on how to access the Lifesize Video Conference system can be found here.  On the day of your Arraignment, you will need to make a decision about how you want to proceed with your case.  The information provided below is what you need to know about your case.

    • The San Patricio County Attorney has officially charged you with a criminal offense.  Cases filed in the County Court at Law are Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses.
    • Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of up to $4,000.00 and/or up to 1 year in the County Jail.
    • Class B misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of up to $2,000.00 and/or up to 180 days in the County Jail.
    • All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise.  It is the County Attorney’s responsibility to prove the allegations of the charge/charges that you have been charged with.
    • You have an absolute right to a Trial and a Jury Trial.
    • You have an absolute right to be represented by an attorney. If you cannot financially afford an attorney and you want an attorney to represent you in this case, you may request a court-appointed attorney.  To apply for a court-appointed attorney, please contact the San Patricio County Pre-Trial Services Office @ 361-364-4243, Ext. 251 or 253; email Pre-Trial Services at: sanpatpretrial@gmail.com
    • If you want to represent yourself and speak directly with the County Attorney’s office, you will be required to sign a Waiver of Attorney.  To obtain a Waiver of Attorney and discuss your case with a prosecutor, please contact the County Attorney’s Office at 361-364-9338.  Please be prepared to provide a call-back number and an email address. Please understand you can withdraw the Waiver of Attorney at any time for any reason.  You are under no obligation to reach any type of agreement.

    Speak to the County attorney’s Office:                              Court-Appointed Attorney Request:

    PLEASE CONTACT:                                                                   PLEASE CONTACT:

    San Patricio County Attorney’s Office:                         San Patricio County Pre-Trial Services

    400 W. Sinton St.                           400 W. Market St.

    Sinton, Texas 78387 Sinton, Texas 78387

    Phone:    361-364-9338                                                   Phone No. 361-364-4243 EXT 251 OR 253

    Email:      jgardner@sanpatriciocountytx.gov              Email:  sanpatpretrial@gmail.com

  • San Patricio County Court at Law

    Misdemeanor Arraignment Court Date Guide

    The information below is about your next scheduled court date.  Between your Bond Returnable date and your Arraignment court date you should review the Court’s Arraignment Advisory Information and make a decision about how you want to proceed with your criminal case.

    ** The Arraignment docket will be by Lifesize Video Conference only.

    **Failure to appear at your Arraignment court date will lead to a warrant for your arrest.

    Bond Returnable Date:_________________Arraignment Court Date:

    January 11, 2021                                                                          March 1, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    January 19, 2021                                                                          March 2, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    February 8, 2021                                                                           March 8, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    February 15, 2021                                                                         March 15, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    February 22, 2021                                                                         March 22, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    March 8, 2021                                                                               April 5, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    March 15, 2021                                                                             April 12, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    March 22, 2021                                                                             April 19, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    March 29, 2021                                                                             April 26, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m

    April 12, 2021                                                                               May 10, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    April 19, 2021                                                                               May 10, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    April 26, 2021                                                                               May 10, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    May 10, 2021                                                                                 June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    May 17, 2021                                                                                 June 21, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    May 24, 2021                                                                                 June 28, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    June 14, 2021                                                                                 July 12, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    June 21, 2021                                                                                 July 19, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    June 28, 2021                                                                                 July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    July 12, 2021                                                                                  August 9, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    July 19, 2021                                                                                  August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    July 26, 2021                                                                                  August 23, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    August 9, 2021                                                                               September 13, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    August 16, 2021                                                                             September 13, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    August 23, 2021_______________________________________September 27, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    August 30, 2021_______________________________________September 27, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.   

    September 13, 2021                                                                       October 11, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    September 27, 2021                                                                       October 25, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    October 11, 2021                                                                            November 8, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    October 18, 2021                                                                            November 15, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    October 25, 2021                                                                            December 6, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    November 8, 2021                                                                          December 6, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    November 15, 2021                                                                        December 13, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

    December 6, 2021_______________________________________________________________

    December 13, 2021 _____________________________________________________________