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Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) Magistration Test Shifts

The City of Austin will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 6am – 2pm on the following dates: 06/06, 06/08, 06/17 & 06/30.

Travis County will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 2pm – 10pm on the following dates: 06/07, 06/18, 06/21 & 06/29.

The proceedings may be viewed in person in the Auxiliary Courtroom, Room #1.200 on the 1st floor of the Blackwell-Thurman CJC – 509 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Honorable Carlos H. Barrera

judge barrera

Judge Barrera has served as the presiding judge of the County Court at Law #8 since January, 2009.

Judge Barrera also manages the Special Reduction Docket which provides consideration of defendants’ mental health issues as they relate to criminal conduct, with a goal of reducing recidivism and improving lives through appropriate treatment and services.

Special Reduction Docket

For resets and/or guidelines please email:
[email protected]

Court Staff

Judicial Aide:

Floricela Torres-renteria
(512) 854-7180

Bailiff:

Adan Paredes
(512) 854-7182

Court Reporter:

Elizabeth Davis
(512) 854-7183

Probation Officer:

Teresa Bogan
(512) 854-6322

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

blackwell thurman center

Location

509 W 11th St, 5th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Map & Directions

Mailing Address

County Court at Law 8
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Phone

(512) 854-7180

Fax

(512) 854-7181

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.