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San Patricio County Court at Law to Resume In-Person Non-Jury Hearings effective as of April 12, 2021.

In response to the Texas Supreme Court’s Thirty-Sixth Emergency Order Regarding the Covid-19 State of Disaster, issued March 5, 2021, The San Patricio County Court at Law will resume in-person non-jury matters. Non-jury in-person appearances will be allowed on a limited basis in accordance with the approved in-person court proceeding schedule for San Patricio County beginning April 12, 2021. As provided by the Texas Supreme Court’s 36th Emergency Order, minimum standard health protocols for court proceedings, including masking and social distancing, will continue to be required.

The following policies and procedures will be in place until further order of this Court:

San Patricio County Court At Law Revised Infectious Disease Protocol as of  3/26/21; and

Minimum Standard Health Protocols In-Person Hearings

All attorneys practicing criminal law in the San Patricio County Court at Law shall review the new standing order of the court effective 3-29-2021. click here.

San Patricio County Court at Law

Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Information

The information provided below is what you need to know about your case.

Your first appearance in Court after your arrest or issuance of a citation is your Bond Returnable or Arraignment court date. If you were arrested, you were released with a promise to appear at this date and each court date hereafter until your case is resolved. 

All persons arrested for Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses filed in the San Patricio County Court at Law will receive a Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Date upon being released from the San Patricio County Jail.  As of April 12, 2021, this Bond Returnable court date will be in person at the San Patricio County Civic Center. If you are unsure what your Bond Returnable court date is, please see the San Patricio County Court at Law Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Court Date Guide.

Prior to your Bond Returnable date, you are required to check online at the San Patricio County website to see if your case has been filed.  The dockets will be organized by your Bond Returnable date.  If your case has been filed by the San Patricio County Attorney, then you will need to review the San Patricio County Court at Law’s Arraignment Information Advisory and make a decision about how you want to handle your case.  You will need to either (1) hire an attorney to represent you; (2) sign a Waiver of Attorney and speak with the County Attorney; or (3) Request a Court-Appointed attorney from the San Patricio Pre-Trial Services Office.

 

Effective as of April 12, 2021

Attention: Defendants and Attorneys representing Defendants

San Patricio County Court at Laws Revised Operating Procedures:

Bond Returnable Court Dockets to Resume In-Person Hearings

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Bond Returnable/Arraignment Docket will be held at the San Patricio County Civic Center.  If you wish to make your appearance 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 48 hours prior to the Bond Returnable/Arraignment Court Date. If you file the proper documents timely, then the Defendant and Attorney are excused from making an appearance 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 may make their appearance for their Bond Returnable/Arraignment court date in person or by Lifesize Video Conference.  Information on how to access the Lifesize Video Conference system can be found here.  On the day of your Bond Returnable/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

 

  • Effective as of April 12, 2021

    Attention: Defendants and Attorneys representing Defendants

    San Patricio County Court at Law's revised operating procedures:

    Bond Returnable Court Dockets to Resume In-Person Hearings

    All persons arrested for Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses filed in the San Patricio County Court at Law will receive a Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Date upon being released from the San Patricio County Jail.  This Bond Returnable Court Date will be conducted in person at the San Patricio County Civic Center. If you are unsure what your Bond Returnable Court Date is, please see the San Patricio County Court at Law Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Court Date Guide.

    On your Bond Returnable date, you are required to check online at the San Patricio County website to see if your case has been filed.  The dockets will be posted on both the San Patricio County Clerk’s website (http://www.co.san-patricio.tx.us/page/sanpatricio.County.Clerk) and the San Patricio County Court at Law’s website (http://www.sanpatricioccal.org).  The dockets will be organized by your Bond Returnable Date.  

    If your case has been filed by the San Patricio County Attorney, then prior to your appearance for Bond Returnable/Arraignment, you will need to review the San Patricio County Court at Law’s Arraignment Information Advisory and make a decision about how you want to handle your case.  You will need to either (1) hire an attorney to represent you; (2) sign a Waiver of Attorney and speak with the County Attorney; or (3) Request a Court-Appointed attorney from the San Patricio Pre-Trial Services Office. 

  • San Patricio County Court at Law

    Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Court Dates

    San Patricio County Court at Law Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Information Court Date Guide will provide you with your Bond Returnable Court Date.  Please find the date you were arrested and look at the corresponding Bond Returnable date listed below:

    *** Reminder: It is your responsibility to check the Bond Returnable Docket to see if your case has been filed.  Click Here to find your Bond Returnable Docket***

    Arrest Dates:                                                            Bond Returnable Date:

    October 18 – October 31, 2020                                                          January 11, 2021

    November 1 – November 14, 2020                                                    January 19, 2021

    November 15 – November 28, 2020                                                  January 19, 2021

    November 29 – December 12, 2020                                                   February 8, 2021

    December 13 – December 26, 2020                                                   February 15, 2021

    December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021                                               February 22, 2021

    January 3 – January 9, 2021                                                               March 8, 2021

    January 10 – January 16, 2021                                                           March 15, 2021

    January 17 – January 23, 2021                                                           March 22, 2021

    January 24 – February 6, 2021                                                           March 29, 2021

    February 7 – February 13, 2021                                                         April 12, 2021

    February 14 – February 20, 2021                                                       April 19, 2021

    February 21 – February 27, 2021                                                       April 26, 2021

    February 28 – March 13, 2021                                                           May 10, 2021

    March 14 – March 20, 2021                                                               May 17, 2021

    March 21 – April 3, 2021                                                                   May 24, 2021

    April 4 – April 24, 2021                                                                   June 14, 2021

    April 25 – May 1, 2021                                                                      June 21, 2021

    May 2 – May 8. 2021                                                                         June 28, 2021

    May 9 – May 15, 2021                                                                       July 12, 2021

    May 16 – May 22, 2021                                                                     July 19, 2021

    May 23 – June 5, 2021                                                                    July 26, 2021

    June 6 – June 19, 2021                                                                     August 9, 2021

    June 20 – June 26, 2021                                                                     August 16, 2021

    June 27 – July 3, 2021                                                                        August 23, 2021

    July 4 – July 10, 2021                                                                         August 30, 2021

    July 11 – July 24, 2021                                                                     September 13, 2021

    July 25 – August 7, 2021                                                                  September 27, 2021

    August 8 – August 21, 2021                                                             October 11, 2021

    August 22 – August 28, 2021                                                             October 18, 2021

    August 29 – September 4, 2021                                                         October 25, 2021

    September 5 – September 11, 2021                                                    November 8, 2021

    September 12 – September 18, 2021                                                  November 15, 2021

    September 19 – September 25, 2021                                                  December 6, 2021

    September 26 – October 2, 2021                                                        December 13, 2021 

                     
  • San Patricio County Court at Law

    Misdemeanor Bond Returnable Information

    Please be advised you have been arrested for a Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offense.  This case will be heard in the San Patricio County Court at Law of San Patricio County, Texas.

    Your release is contingent on your promise to appear and answer to the charge if a case is filed against you by the San Patricio County Attorney.  With this bond, your appearance is promised at all court dates until your case is finally resolved.

    Your Bond Returnable Date is ________________________________________________. 

    You need to appear no later than 8:30 a.m. to begin your check-in for Court.  Court will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. 

    Prior to your appearance for Bond Returnable, you will need to review the San Patricio County Court at Law’s Arraignment Information Advisory found on the San Patricio County website www.sanpatricioccal.com.  On or before your court date you will need to make a decision about how you want to handle your case.  You will need to decide if you want to (1) hire an attorney to represent you; (2) sign a “Waiver of Attorney” and speak with the County Attorney; or (3) Request a Court-Appointed attorney from the San Patricio Pre-Trial Services Office.

    Please remember your case will be set for continued hearings, and your failure to appear at any hearings can lead to an arrest warrant being issued for your arrest.  Make sure you provide any changes to your mailing address, email address, or phone number to the San Patricio County Clerk’s Office.

                If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Court for information about how to proceed at 361-364-9325.

    Defendant: _________________________               Bondsman: __________________________

    Printed Name: ________________________            Printed Name: _______________________

    Mailing Address: _____________________             Mailing Address: _____________________

    ____________________________________            ___________________________________

    Email Address: _______________________             Email Address: _______________________

    Phone No. ___________________________             Phone No. ___________________________