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San Angelo, Texas is the 28th largest city in Texas with a population of about 92,000 residents. In 1867, San Angelo was founded to protect the new American Frontier from threats to the security of the region. San Angelo was the home of the historic Black Cavalry unit known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Until 1883, San Angelo was called San Angela. However, citing that the name was grammatically incorrect, the United States Postal Service forced the city to change its name to San Angelo. Today, San Angelo has a strong economic base and has been named as one of "Best Places for Business and Careers" and one of “The Best Small Towns” in America by Forbes Magazine.
San Angelo lawyers represent client’s legal matters covering a variety of legal fields. Cases handled by San Angelo lawyers range from employment law, business law, family disputes, and probate matters.
A San Angelo courtroom is the current site of the trial involving the widely reported raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). The case concerns male members of the FLDS Church and charges ranging from bigamy to underage sexual intercourse. Defense attorneys are trying to keep evidence from being admitted on these charges citing unusual circumstances surrounding the warrant issued in the arrests and investigation. A court ruling on the admissibility of the evidence is currently pending.
San Angelo is located in Tom Green County and lawyers in San Angelo have their cases heard in Tom Green County District Court. Texas District Courts are the primary trial courts in the state and have general jurisdiction. Cases heard in District Courts cover all civil matters that have at least $200 to $500 in dispute. In addition, all felony and criminal cases are heard in District Court. Texas District Courts also have jurisdiction over all divorce cases and real estate matters.
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