Municipal Courts

Staff: Judicial Staff

The Criminal Law Division is one of eleven divisions in the City of Houston Legal Department and consists of 22 attorneys and 4 support staff.  The Criminal Law Division represents the State of Texas in all cases that are filed in municipal court.  In municipal court the majority of cases are, criminal in nature, punishable by a fine and involve the violation of a state law or the code of ordinances.


Welcome from the Criminal Law Division:

Chief Prosecutor: Wynetta Chaney
The Criminal Law Division of the Office of the City Attorney is open from 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday and there is a prosecutor on duty who can answer questions related to cases filed in Municipal Court.  The phone number is 713.247.5474.

General information relating to the Municipal Court can be obtained at 713.837.0311.

Motions related to cases in municipal court must be filed with the Office of the Clerk of Court.  A copy must be filed with the Criminal Division either in person, by mail or by fax.  The address is 1400 Lubbock, Room 133, Houston, Texas 77002 and the fax number is 713.247.8387.

Motions for continuance must be made at least 5 business days prior to the day of trial.