The Justice of the Peace adjudicates class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only, including traffic tickets, penal code offenses, and hot checks. J.P.s also enforce certain county and state ordinances; including environmental violations, illegal dumping, illegal towing, and burn bans.
They have jurisdiction in all civil cases in which the amount of controversy is $10,000 or less. These may include tort cases and suits on account, landlord and tenant matters, evictions, matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property, and driver's license hearings.
A Justice of the Peace may also issue warrants for search and arrest, conduct preliminary hearings, administers oaths, handle emergency protective orders, perform marriages and they are a Magistrate Judge and Coroner.
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Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences. Justice of the Peace in Lytle Atascosa County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 in Lytle