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338th Criminal Court
Judge Ramona Franklin
Harris County Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Court Phone: (832) 927-3775
Fax Number: (832) 927-2317
Clerk: Abish Guzman(832) 927-3775
Assistant Clerk: Felicia Ayala(832) 927-3775
Court Liaison Officer: Erica Davis(832) 927-3775
Coordinator: Aileen Walker(832) 927-3775
Bailiff: To be determined(832) 927-3775
Process Server: TBD(832) 927-3775
Court Reporter: Mary Mills(832) 927-3775
IMPORTANT NOTICE- COURT PROCEDURES COVID-19Top


NOTICE TO ANYONE WHO HAS A MATTER FILED IN THE 338th DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER 2020:


Defense counsel is urged to call or email my court coordinator, Aileen Walker, and reschedule their case if a new date hasn't been given.

For
matters that are not legally required to occur in the courthouse, but require immediate attention, email my court coordinator, Aileen Walker, and copy all parties to schedule a video conference.

Most documents can be filed and/or signed electronically. If you are unable to electronically file/sign a document, immediately notify my court coordinator. 

For lawyers who have clients in custody and who believe that their case can be resolved in a way that results in their client's release from custody, please contact the prosecutor and my coordinator via email for e-plea scheduling. 
 
BOND PLEA's for probations will be Tuesdays any other type of pleas Monday-Thursday.


In compliance with the emergency order mandated by the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals all proceedings will be accessible to the public via
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4o9UTXm5Yxv3I16EkHV5g


Live Stream - District Court's Video Conference Plea Hearings

NO PERSON, OTHER THAN THE COURT REPORTER, MAY RECORD A COURT PROCEEDING WITHOUT THE COURT’S PERMISSION.  THIS PROHIBITION APPLIES TO ALL PERSONS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC VIEWING COURT PROCEEDINGS ON ANY COURT’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND TO PERSONS WITH THE ABILITY TO RECORD ANY ZOOM OR OTHER VIRTUAL COURT PROCEEDING.  ANY PERSON FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER FACES CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING A FINE OF UP TO $500 AND A SENTENCE OF CONFINEMENT FOR UP TO SIX (6) MONTHS IN JAIL FOR EACH ACT OF CONTEMPT OF COURT.


 
If anyone believes that their health or safety would be compromised by trying to get to court, stay home and make some attempt to contact my coordinator (preferably by email) to reschedule as soon as practical.

Any lawyer on any case can always request an off docket reset or to waive a client’s appearance, regardless of health or safety concerns.

Please keep in mind that all of the above rules are subject to change if it becomes applicable.

 

 

 

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