Montgomery, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What does it mean when they transfer your judge? It states transfer reason is pending case.

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Wessley Ball
Wessley Ball
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Arlington, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Based on your question, this sounds like the case (not the Judge) is being transferred to a different court because there was already a case pending against the defendant in that other court. The idea is to put all of the person's cases together.

Judges don't get "transferred" they sit for the jurisdiction for which they were elected, either a District Court (a district can cover more than one county and more than one courthouse) or a county court. I believe this refers to the case being transferred to a different court and thus a different judge.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

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