In Harris County our Criminal Courts at Law are responsible for the disposition of misdemeanor cases such as DWI and less serious drug possession, theft and assault cases in which the maximum penalty established by law is no more than one (1) year confinement and a $4,000 fine.

Since November 12, 2010, I have been the Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law #13. During that period of time, I have managed a misdemeanor caseload that includes 4,000 to 4,300 new criminal cases being filed each year. I have presided over 130 misdemeanor jury trials and average less than 30 cases pending trial at any time.

My Court Staff and I work hard to move our large active pending caseload to disposition in a fair, efficient and just manner. We treat everyone that appears in County Criminal Court at Law #13 with dignity and respect in an environment that is often fast paced and emotionally charged.

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am fair, firm and honest. I bring my EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY and COMMITMENT to COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #13. I follow the law as written by the Legislature and interpreted by the Appellate Courts of Texas.

Please evaluate my record of service and VOTE TO RE-ELECT DON SMYTH, as JUDGE of COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #13, during EARLY VOTING (OCTOBER 20 –31, 2014) or on NOVEMBER 4, 2014.