What is a JP?

Traffic Court

Hears traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases.

Civil Court

Hears civil cases with up to $10,000 in controversy.

Justice Court

Hears landlord and tenant disputes.

Justice Court

Hears truancy cases.

Magistrate

Performs magistrate duties.

Inquests

Conducts official inquests.

More information about the duties of a JP can be found HERE

 

Lauren is running for Justice of the Peace in Precinct 1 in McLennan County, TX. This precinct is so large that it has 2 JPs. These two different positions are called Place 1 and Place 2. Lauren is running for Place 2.

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