This is a criminal district court.
|Job description||Criminal District Courts hear felony criminal cases. Term is four years.|
|Duties||Note: Criminal law deals with behavior that is an offense against the public, society, or the state—even if the victim is an individual.
Felonies are serious crimes; examples include murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, kidnapping, arson, and theft over $1,500 value.
|Steven Jumes (incumbent)|
Official district website: https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/criminal-courts/felony-courts/485th-district-court.html
- “Candidates running for Fort Worth area 485th District Court judge on November 8 ballot,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 23, 2022) (paywall – article limit)
Recent News Articles
- “‘MAGA, threat to democracy’ prompted Democrat’s run for Tarrant’s 485th District judge,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Sep 7, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article265403411.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Governor Greg Abbott appoints Fort Worth attorney as judge of 485th District Court,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 9, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article264331436.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Tarrant County’s newest district court was formed in January. It’s still without a judge,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (May 17, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article260553167.html (paywall – article limit)