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Denton County Courts

Denton County Criminal Courts

Denton County has five county criminal court (handling misdemeanors) and eight district courts (handling felonies and other serious crimes).

Denton County (Misdemeanor) Courts

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County Criminal Court 1

Judge Jim Crouch currently presides over County Criminal Court 1 in Denton County. He ran unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election in 2014. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court 1 is located on the 1st floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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County Criminal Court 2

Judge Virgil Vahlenkamp, Jr currently presides over County Criminal Court 2 in Denton County. He ran unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election in 2014. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court 2 is located on the 1st floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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County Criminal Court 3

Judge David D. Garcia currently presides over County Criminal Court 3 in Denton County. He was successful in winning the Republican primary and then won the general election without opposition. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court 3 is located on the 4th floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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County Criminal Court 4

Judge Joe Bridges currently presides over County Criminal Court 4 in Denton County. He ran unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election in 2014. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court 4 is located on the 4th floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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County Criminal Court 5

Judge Coby Waddill currently presides over County Criminal Court 5 in Denton County. In 2014 he was successful in winning the Republican primary and then won the general election without opposition. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court 5 is located on the 4th floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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Denton District (Felony) Courts

16th District Court

Judge Sherry Shipman presides over Texas’s Criminal 16th District Court. She was elected in 2012 and won the 2016 Republican primary. She is up for reelection in the general election taking place November 8th 2016. The 16th District Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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158th District Court

Judge Steve Burgess presides over Texas’s Criminal 158th District Court. He was elected to this position in 2010 and was reelected in 2014 after winning both the Republican primary and general election unopposed. His term expires in 2018. The 158th District Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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211th District Court

Judge Brody Shanklin presides over Texas’s Criminal 211th District Court. He ran unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election in 2014. He will be up for reelection in 2018. The 211th District Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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362nd District Court

Judge Bruce McFarling presides over Texas’s Criminal 362nd District Court. He has been serving this court since he was first elected in 2000. He won the 2016 Republican primary unopposed and is up for reelection in the general election taking place November 8th 2016. The 362nd District Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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367th District Court

Judge Margaret Barnes presides over Texas’s Criminal 367th District Court. She was first elected in 2010. She was reelected when she ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated David Heiman in the general election in 2014. Her term will expire in 2018. The 367th District Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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393rd District Court

Judge Doug Robison presides over Texas’s Criminal 393rd District Court. He was first elected in 2008 then reelected in 2012 for a term that expires in 2016. He has won the 2016 Republican primary and will be up for reelection on November 8th 2016 in the general election. The 393rd District Court is located on the 4th floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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431st District Court

Judge Jonathan Bailey presides over Texas’s Criminal 431st District Court. He was appointed to this court in 2011 by Governor Rick Perry and then reelected in 2012 for a term that expires in 2016. He has won the 2016 Republican primary and will be up for reelection on November 8th 2016 in the general election. The 431st District Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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442nd District Court

Judge Jonathan Bailey presides over Texas’s Criminal 442nd District Court. She was appointed to this court in 2015 by Governor Rick Perry for a term that expires in 2016. She has won the 2016 Republican primary and will be up for reelection on November 8th 2016 in the general election. The 442nd District Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Denton County Courts Building.

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