Having access to competent legal counsel when charged with a serious
criminal offense is a right afforded to everyone under both state and federal laws. The 506th Judicial District Court
supports the policies of the State of Texas as promulgated by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the appointment and
compensation of attorneys appointed to represent the indigent.
Attorney Reporting Requirements:
Beginning in 2014, Article 26.04(j) of the Code of Criminal Procedure requires all attorneys who accept criminal
appointments in both adult and juvenile cases to submit an annual report that describes the percentage of practice time dedicated
to work on those appointed cases. Attorneys must submit the report for each county in which they accept appointments. The
Texas Indigent Defense Commission is the responsible agency for gathering such information. Attorneys should read and comply
with the requirements in the attached Attorney Reporting Instructions and Forms (see below).
Attorney Reporting Instructions & Form (C.C.P. 26.04j)
Indigent Defense Plans and Attorney Appointments
Waller County indigent defendants are represented through
contract attorneys who serve under a one-year contract for a fixed annual compensation. For fiscal year (calendar year)
2017, contract attorneys for felony and misdemeanor/juvenile clients will receive $52,000.00 annually, payable in monthly
increments. Interested attorneys may apply for a contract position as provided for under the Waller County Indigent
. To obtain a copy of the Notice of Opportunity
and Application, either see the link below or contact the Court Coordinator. In addition, you will need an Application for Appointment. See the link below for a copy of the instructions
for filing the Application or contact the Court Coordinator. A copy of a sample contract may also be obtained by contacting
the Court Coordinator.
In Grimes County,
each trial court maintains its own list of eligible attorneys who may be appointed to indigent defense cases. The
506th Judicial District Court endeavors to maintain no more than eight attorneys on its list in order to give interested attorneys
enough business to make it economically feasible to participate. Interested attorneys should file an Application for
Appointment directly with the Court. See the link below for a copy of the instructions for the Attorney's Application
for Appointment, or contact the Court Coordinator.
If you are a defendant requesting appointment
of counsel, please fill out the Request for Appointment of Attorney form found by clicking the link below. File that
Request for Appointment with the District Clerk of the county where your charges are pending.
Waller County Notice of Opportunity - 2018
Waller County Instructions for Application - 2018
Grimes County Application for Appointment List
Grimes County Felony Fee Schedule
FOR DEFENDANTS: Request for Appointment of Attorney