Bastrop County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Were you or a family member arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense in Bastrop County? Cofer & Connelly represents clients in Cedar Creek, Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, and everywhere in between!

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC handles serious felony and misdemeanor charges in Bastrop County. Whether you were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on Highway 21 or on a backroad, Cofer & Connelly is here to help.


Bastrop County is located about 30 minutes east of downtown Austin. Over 100,000 people live in Bastrop County and the county is continuing to grow. The County Courthouse is located in Downtown Bastrop and serves the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin, Smithville, McDade, Paige, and Dale communities.

The Bastrop Sheriff’s Office, Bastrop Police Department, Smithville Police Department, Elgin Police Department, Bastrop ISD Police, and Texas Department of Public Safety patrol the area.

In 2021, there were approximately 242 Driving While Intoxicated charges out of 1921 criminal cases in Bastrop County.

Big Picture

The Bastrop County District Attorney and his prosecutors take crime very seriously in the community. Cofer & Connelly routinely handles serious felonies and misdemeanor charges in Bastrop County including the following:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Theft
  • Theft of Firearm
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Strangulation

The Courts

Bastrop County encompasses the 21st, 335th, and 423rd District Courts with Judge Carson Campbell, Judge Reva Towslee-Corbett, and Judge Chris Duggan presiding. These Courts handle civil and felony criminal cases in Bastrop County.

Bastrop County Court at Law handles Class A and Class B misdemeanors. Judge Benton Eskew presides over these cases as well as juvenile and CPS matters.  

The Prosecutors

The Honorable Bryan Goertz serves as the District Attorney and prosecutes Felonies and Misdemeanors. District Attorney Goertz works with local law enforcement agencies to investigate, protect, and enforce the law in Bastrop County. District Attorney Goertz has served as the District Attorney for over 20 years, since 2002.

The Prosecutors in the Bastrop County District Attorney’s Office are divided by who oversees felony versus misdemeanor prosecutors.

Court Resources

Misdemeanor cases in Bastrop County Court at Law is held at the ‘Old Courthouse’ in Downtown Bastrop. Judge Benton Eskew has served as the Bastrop County Court at Law Judge for over 20 years.

Bastrop County Court at Law: 
Judge Benton Eskew
804 Pecan Street 
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Felony cases in the 21st, 335th, and 423rd District Courts are held in the District Courtroom located in Annex of the Bastrop Courthouse in Downtown Bastrop. Occasionally court is held at the Law Enforcement Center Courtroom at the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office. The 21st and 335th District Courts also serve Lee, Burleson, and Washington Counties. The 423rd District Court solely serves Bastrop County and oversees felony criminal, civil, and family law cases.

21st District Court 
Judge Carson Campbell
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

335th District Court
Judge Reva Towslee-Corbett
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

423rd District Court
Judge Christopher Duggan
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

There are four Justice of the Peace Courts that oversee Class C misdemeanor cases including traffic, penal, health & safety, education, parks and wildlife, and alcohol & beverage codes.

Justice of the Peace Precinct One (Bastrop), Judge Cindy Allen
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Justice of the Peace Precinct Two (Smithville), Judge Raymah Davis
1624 NE Loop 230
Smithville, Texas 78957

Justice of the Peace Precinct Three (Cedar Creek), Judge Krystal Stabeno
5785 FM 535
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612

Justice of the Peace Precinct Four (Elgin), Judge Larry Dunne
1125 Dildy Drive
Elgin, Texas 78621

There are also three Municipal Courts in Bastrop County. The Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over Class C cases occurring in the city.  

Bastrop Municipal Court, Judge Caroline McClimon
104 Grady Tuck Lane
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Smithville Municipal Court, Judge Raymah Davis
317 Main Street
Smithville, Texas 78957

Elgin Municipal Court, Judge Amanda Carter
310 N Main Street
Elgin, Texas 78621

For help accessing a case, the Bastrop County Case Records Search:

Bastrop County Law Enforcement Resources

The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is located at the Law Enforcement Center on Jackson Street. The BCSO is led by Sheriff Maurice Cook, a former Texas Ranger. Sheriff Cook’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • He oversees criminal investigations.
  • He is responsible for providing security for county and district court operations.
  • He enforces traffic laws, county ordinances, and state laws.
  • He oversees service of process.
  • He accepts bail for prisoners in his custody.
  • He is responsible for conducting sales of seized and unclaimed properties.
  • He oversees the operation of the county jail and is responsible for the inmates.

Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office 
Sheriff Maurice Cook 
200 Jackson Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Bastrop Police Department 
104 Grady Truck Lane
Bastrop, Texas 78602

The Bastrop Police Department serves the City of Bastrop. Chief Vicky Steffanic leads a team of over 30 patrol officers, investigators, and detectives.

Bastrop ISD Police Department 
906 Farm Street 
Bastrop, Texas 78602

The Bastrop Independent School District Police Department partners with BISD to protect students at Bastrop ISD campuses.

Elgin Police Department
202 Depot Street
Elgin, Texas 78620

The Elgin Police Department is led by Chief Chris Noble. Elgin Police Department serves the city of Elgin that is located in Bastrop and Travis Counties.

Smithville Police Department 
105 NW 4th Street 
Smithville, Texas 78957

The Smithville Police Department is led by Chief David Repka and serves the City of Smithville.

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