Harris County Criminal Justice Center Courthouse Houston Texas 1201 Franklin St CJC
NOTICE: On December 31, 2020, the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) updated its guidance for the conduct of in-person proceedings in all Texas courts in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Based on OCA’s latest guidance, in-person court proceedings are limited beginning January 11, 2021. Parties are encouraged to contact their assigned courts for further instruction. In any event, do not miss your court appearance.

Staff Directory

Telephone: (832) 927-3150
Fax: (832) 927-3170

Brandy Espinosa
Court Coordinator
(832) 927-3150

Crystal Kennerson
Court Clerk
(832) 927-3150

Lee Williams
(832) 927-3150

Lillia Adams
(832) 927-3150

Shannon Simmons
Court Reporter
(832) 927-3150

Assistant Court Clerk
(832) 927-3150

Carlie Philio
Court Liaison Officer
(Probation Dept.)
(832) 927-3150

  • No pleas heard after 11:30 a.m.
  • No off-dockets or walk-throughs after 10:30 a.m.
Court 3 Appearance Policy
  • Arraignment setting: Appearance required
  • Non-Issue setting(s): Appearance waived
  • Disposition setting: Appearance required
  • Pre-trial conference/Pre-trial motions; required
  • Plea/Trial/Contested matters: Appearance required

"Beginning January 16, 2023, Harris County Criminal Court at Law # 3 will allow Zoom appearances for individually approved extenuating circumstances only from 9:00AM to 10:00AM."