Government Code chapter 27 and Occupations Code chapter 1702, neither prohibits a justice of the peace from serving as a court-appointed investigator to represent an indigent defendant in a felony case|A court-appointed investigator does not hold a \\"civil office\\" under Texas Constitution article 16, section 40 and is not an \\"officer\\" as that term is defined for purposes of the common-law incompatibility doctrine

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