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County Precincts
Justice of the Peace
Justice of the Peace courts have jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanor cases, Justice Court and Small Claims Court cases, where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000 and have jurisdiction over Evictions suits. A Justice of the Peace may issue warrants for arrest, search warrants, conduct Administrative Magistrate Hearings, including bail settings, arraignments, driver’s license suspensions, examining trials and stolen property. The court collects fines and fees for various civil and criminal cases. A Justice of the Peace performs marriage ceremonies, issues emergency protective orders, appoints attorneys for felony defendants and acts as county coroner.

Constables serves civil processes issued by courts in the county, such as suits for debts, divorce suits, eviction writs, foreclosure papers, and summons. They also serve criminal warrants issued through justice of the peace courts and provide bailiff for those courts. Constables are elected by the qualified voters for a four-year term.

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