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EMAIL: Leandra Quick
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JP1 COURT AND CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
The Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
Court staff is available Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm by phone, fax or email. Due to the higher number of phone calls you may be asked to leave a voicemail. Rest assured, we will return your phone calls and process your requests as quickly as time allows.
Judge Nunley offers hearings via ZOOM, Facetime, and by phone to assist you in resolving your case. Listed below is detailed information on how you can handle your traffic citation during this time.
If you are wanting to take a driver safety course for a citation and you meet all the requirements listed below, you may submit a copy of your driver license, current insurance, and the reply form filled out and signed to the email link above. Once the court has received your information an approval letter will be emailed back to you with instructions to pay online or by phone.
If your citation is for expired registration or driver license, there is a 30 day extension as of today to get the registration current and submit the paperwork to the court. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
CIVIL FILINGS: JP1 is accepting civil filings at this time. Due to COVID-19 service of civil citations may be placed on hold. All previously filed civil cases have been sent out for service to date. ALL CIVIL HEARINGS ARE NOT BEING SET ON A DOCKET UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except for EMERGENCY EVICTIONS.
Judge Nunley WILL NOT sign a default judgment without a hearing.
CRIMINAL/ TRAFFIC CITATION INFORMATION:
The court cannot give legal advice. It is recommended that
you consult an attorney if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your
case. This court CANNOT speak to anyone about another person's
***Any persons under the age of 17 years old, you must appear with a
parent or guardian. You must call to make an appointment to speak with
the Judge about your citation in open court.
The court accepts Cashier's Check or Money Order
only made payable to JP#1.
Cash or personal checks are not accepted.
· To pay with a credit card online or by phone,
contact certified payments at 1-866-549-1010 or go to Certified Payments webpage.
When paying a citation for Precinct 1, you must use bureau
code 3740102 to allocate your payment to this
precinct. This bureau code is for Precinct 1 payments only.
If you remit payment to this bureau code for another precinct citation,
your payment will be refunded and your case may fall delinquent in the correct
Pay citation in full: appear in person, pay online, or mail in payment.
Submitting full payment for your fine and costs constitutes a plea of no
contest and the offense will be reported as a conviction.
Extension to pay in full: enter your plea in writing and submit it to the court by
your due date. The offense will be reported as a conviction. You
will be given 30 days to pay in full. If not paid within 30 days a $15.00
time-payment fee will be added.
Driving Safety Course (DSC): See DSC-Driver Safety Course link below
Deferred Disposition (probation): See Deferred Disposition link below
Dismissals: Potential dismissals
for such offenses as Expired Registration,
Expired Driver License, or Defective Equipment may be dismissed if
you remedy the defect (if expired registration you must pay the penalty fee
with the tax assessor's office), submit in paper form (photos or receipts)
to the court either by the 20th day after your citation date or by the "on
or before" date listed on your citation which these dismissals carry a
$10.00 dismissal fee. If you were cited for No Insurance and you had
current insurance the date AT THE
TIME OF YOUR TRAFFIC STOP, you may present proof of your insurance to
the court for a dismissal with no dismissal fee. If you did not have
current insurance at the time of your traffic stop, your case CANNOT be dismissed.
Alternatives to Payment of Fines and Costs: See Alternative to Payment of Fines and Costs link below
Driving Safety Course.docx
Alternatives to Payment of Fines and Costs.docx
CIVIL CASE INFORMATION:
The court cannot give legal advise. It is recommended that you consult an attorney if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your case.
SMALL CLAIMS FILING FEE$51.00 FEES FOR SERVICE: $85.00 (per person being served)
Procedures and Sworn Complaint for Eviction for Threat to Person
UPDATE 6/26/2020: You may contact the office to check for scheduling during COVID-19
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