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Houston County State Court conducts criminal and civil jury trials  with jurisdiction within the geographic borders of Houston County.  It also serves as an appellate court for the Magistrate Court of Houston County.  It is our mission to provide efficient, courteous, and cost-effective justice to all citizens.  Judge Jason E. Ashford is your elected State Court judge. Please visit our website at www.houstonstatecourt.org for calendars, answers to frequently asked questions, forms, and for contact information.


State Court Calendar 2017

TERMS OF COURT: January 16th, March 20th, May 15th, July 17th, September 18th, November 20th
Criminal Jury 2017
Mail Cal. Disc. Dead Motion Dead Cal Call Motion Day Final Plea Day Trial Weeks
10/28/16 11/18/16 12/2/16 12/12/16 1/3/17 1/10/17 1/23
1/11/17 2/6/17 2/13/17 2/7/17 2/27/17 2/28/17 3/13 & 3/20
3/14/17 4/3/17 4/10/17 4/11/17 5/1/17 5/2/17 5/22
5/16/17 6/2/17 6/9/17 6/13/17 7/6/17 7/10/17 7/17 & 7/24**
7/11/17 8/1/17 8/11/17 8/22/17 9/5/17 9/6/17 9/18 & 9/25
9/18/17 9/29/17 10/16/17 10/17/17 10/30/17 10/31/17 11/13 & 11/27
11/13/17 12/8/17 12/15/17 12/12/17 1/3/18 1/8/18 1/22/18
Civil Trial weeks:
Feb. 13 &21
April 17 & 24
June 19 & 26
Aug. 7 & 14
Oct. 2 & 23
Dec. 4 & 18
Criminal Non-Jury 2017
Mail Cal. Disc. Deadline Motion Deadline Cal. Call & Final Plea Trial Date
12/16/16 12/16/16 1/9/17 2/8/17
1/27/17 2/17/17 2/24/17 3/7/17 4/4/17
3/24/17 4/14/17 4/21/17 5/9/17 6/5/17
5/26/17 6/16/17 6/23/17 7/5/17 8/1/17
7/21/17 8/11/17 8/18/17 8/29/17 10/16/17
9/29/17 10/20/17 10/27/17 11/6/17 12/11/17
12/1/17 12/22/17 12/29/17 1/9/18

2017 Regular Arraignment dates 2017 Jail Arraignment Dates 2017 Interlock Dates
Jan. 5, 12, 19 Jan. 6, 12, 20 Jan. 5
Feb. 2, 9, 16 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 24 Feb. 9
Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2
April 6, 13, 20, 27 April 6, 13, 20, 27 April 13
May 4, 11, 18, 25* May 4, 11, 18, 25* May 4
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 8
July 13, 20, 27 July 7, 13, 20, 27 July 13
Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug. 3
Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep. 14
Oct. 5, 19, 26 Oct. 5, 19, 26 Oct. 5
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 22***, 30 Nov. 2
Dec. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 7, 14, 21, 29 Dec. 7

**For July trial weeks, PDs will have only rollover cases.
***AM only on the 22nd, cut off is 11/17