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COURTS AND JUDGES
A court likely lacks authority to order the destruction of blood evidence related to misdemeanor cases that have been finally resolvedGA-0992
Admonish arrestee, Code of Criminal Procedure article 15.17, duty of magistrate as required by, is a mandatory dutyGA-0993
Admonishments, right to receive from a magistrate under Code of Criminal Procedure article 15.17, may be waived by arrested person pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure article 1.14(a) if done plainly, freely, and intelligentlyGA-0993
Appointment of attorneys in death penalty habeas corpus actions, court's authorityDM-0354
Appointment, amicus attorney, indigent client, private suit affecting parent-child relationshipGA-0489
Appointment, attorney ad litem, indigent client, private suit affecting parent-child relationshipGA-0489
Appointment, guardian ad litem, indigent client, private suit affecting parent-child relationshipGA-0489
Assignment, eligibility of former and retired judges who qualified for service prior to amendment to section 74.055(c) of the Government Code to sit byGA-0398
Binding arbitration, validity of agreement between retailer and purchaser of manufactured home choosing in lieu of judicial forum to resolve claimsLO94-089
Cash bail bond, a county is not entitled to deduct a fee for accounting and administrative expense from the return of aGA-0960
Child subject of juvenile detention hearing, deaf or hearing impaired custodial relative of who is not party or witness in proceedings is not entitled to interpreterDM-0411
Commissioners court may have discretion to provide the local administrative probate judge additional county funds by reason of her designation to that position, but no statute requires her to receive additional compensation beyond that required under Government Code section 25.0023(a)GA-0891
Community supervision and corrections department, statutory county court judge with only misdemeanor jurisdiction is among the group of judges described in section 76.002(a), Government CodeGA-0728
Conditions of community supervision, including conditions about where the probationer may live and travel, under article 42.12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure the Legislature has authorized judges to determineGA-0691
Conduct a marriage ceremony, Family Code section 2.202(a)(4) does not authorize a retired federal judge toGA-0948
County juvenile board, authority to provide juvenile justice alternative education program to students who have not been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile courtDM-0412
Court or magistrate before which prosecution is "pending" for filing affidavit of surety to surrender bond principalLO98-066
Court reporter's certification, Certification Board may not continue to consider application for filed prior to repeal of section 52.021(e) of the Government CodeDM-0058
Court reporters, recording of deposition by tape recorder as primary or only method runs afoul of requirement that all depositions be recorded by certified shorthand reporterLO93-110
Deaf or hearing impaired grand juror must be provided with interpreter to guarantee right of access to court mandated by Americans with Disabilities ActDM-0411
Deaf or hearing-impaired juror must be provided with interpreter to guarantee right of access to court mandated by Americans with Disabilities ActDM-0392
Deferred adjudication community supervision, article 42.12, section 5(h) of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not authorize the state to pursue a defendant for past due fines and costs with a capias pro fine where no motion to adjudicate was filed prior to the expiration ofGA-0396
Derived judicial immunity applies to officials exercising the functional equivalent of judicial discretion; generally, a bailiff and chief of courthouse security screening individuals at the courthouse would not be exercising the functional equivalent of GA-0146
Dismiss proceedings against defendant and discharge him pursuant to article 42.12, section 5(c) of Code of Criminal Procedure, a court dismisses the charging instrument and terminates the underlying criminal action for which community supervision was granted when court acts toGA-0396
Disqualification from uncontested probate case in which judge has been counsel in the caseDM-0109
Domestic violence protective orders, statutes establishing neither explicitly authorize nor directly forbid judge to include term in order directing police to escort perpetrator of domestic violence to family home for purpose of collecting personal properJC-0289
Emergency medical treatment of a local jail detainee, Texas Health and Safety Code section 773.008(2) does not, independent of any other statutory authority or procedure, authorize a court to order emergency medical treatment of a local jail detaineeGA-0855
Funds of juvenile board or probation department must be placed with county treasurer for deposit in county treasury and are subject to county auditor oversightDM-0257
Government Code sections 25.0862 and 25.0023, salaries paid to Galveston County Court at Law judges and the Galveston County Statutory Probate Court are not required to equal the amount paid to the local administrative district judge underGA-0891
Guilty plea, inclusion of in pretrial diversion agreement, this office cannot advise on given lack of definitive guidance on the matterGA-0986
Homestead exemption, federal and state judges and their spouses who are allowed to omit residence address on their drivers license and substitute street address of courthouse where judge serves may present personal identification certificate with residence address to apply forGA-0974
Inherent authority of a court to adopt a policy under which it may reschedule qualified, nonexempt prospective jurors without requiring them to appear in courtGA-0161
Interpreter appointed by court in criminal proceeding is not required to provide translation services to district attorney in preparing for trialsGA-0696
Interpreters, a court clerk who merely converses with a defendant in a language other than English does not act as a court interpreter and does not commit an offense under chapter 57 of the Government CodeJC-0584
Interpreters, if there is no interpreter licensed to interpret in a particular language under chapter 57 of the Government Code, the appointment of an unlicensed person may be within a court's inherent powerJC-0584
Investigator appointed by county probate judge is covered by the Tarrant County civil service systemGA-0824
Judgment contents, a felony judgment must contain the information specified in article 42.01, section 1 of the Code of Criminal ProcedureGA-0220
Judgment in criminal case, court clerk may not prepare without supervision of an attorneyJC-0259
Jurisdiction over certain alcoholic beverage offenses in Kerr and Lavaca countiesLO96-144
Jurisdiction over municipal nuisance ordinance violations that occur outside city limitsJC-0025
Jurisdiction, Juvenile Court may waive exclusive jurisdiction of truancy cases on case-by-case basis or as a classJC-0110
Juror reimbursement fees, program to allow donation of must have been established prior to January 1, 1995LO97-029
Juror reimbursement rates, a commissioners court may set different rates based only upon the length of a juror's serviceJC-0568
Jury trial, state has no right to jury trial in juvenile proceedingJC-0242
Jury-service reimbursement, commissioners court may not choose to omit from the list of funds or programs to which jurors may donate the funds described in section 61.003(a)(1), (2) of the Government CodeJC-0065
Juvenile board and chief juvenile probation officer, allocation of authority to hire and fire employees of Brazos County Juvenile Probation DepartmentDM-0079
Juvenile case, predisposition transferLO95-030
Juvenile court is without jurisdiction to conduct an adjudication hearing for a person referred as a truant by a justice or municipal court if the conduct that forms the basis for the referral occurred after the person attained the age of 17JC-0103
Juvenile court may designate more than one office or room as juvenile processing officeLO93-038
Juvenile court may order nonprevailing child or other nonprevailing party to reimburse costs of serving summons in proceeding under Juvenile Justice CodeGA-0017
Magistrate, service as is a judicial functionGA-0426
Marriage ceremony in Texas, senior status federal judge meeting the requirements of 28 U.S.C.A. § 371 is authorized to conduct aGA-0982
Meet before hearings with the child or the individual with whom the child ordinarily resides, attorney ad litem's duty under section 107.004(d) of the Texas Family Code to GA-0406
Mental health proceedings, reimbursements to which county may be entitled for costs paid by county not court costs (Clarified by Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. JC-0222 (2000))JC-0102
Multi-county administrative judicial region's "salaries, compensation, and expenses," commissioners court must pay county's pro rata share and has no authority to reduce county's share or to alter the administrative judicial region's budgetJC-0524
No statute or common-law cause of action, or any other legal authority of which we are aware empowers a court to order the destruction of evidence related to misdemeanor cases over which the court otherwise lacks jurisdictionGA-0992
Nunc pro tunc, inherent power of court to enter orderDM-0393
Obtain confidential documents of State Commission on Judicial Conduct or attend its confidential proceedings, Sunset Advisory Commissionís authority toGA-0979
Offense of driving while intoxicated, person under age of twenty-one may be prosecuted under Penal Code forLO98-027
Open Meetings Act applies to committee of judges involved in management of Community Supervision and Corrections DepartmentDM-0395
Personal bond, authority of criminal judges to order cities to post signs concerningGA-0381
Probable cause hearing related to application for court-ordered mental health services, "presiding judge" who may appoint master for is judge of court in which application is pendingJC-0358
Probate court clerk, authority to collect courthouse security fee (Modified by Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. DM-371 (1995))DM-0283
Redistricting Texas congressional seats, authority of courts to do so if legislature does not adopt a constitutional planGA-0063
Reimbursement of judges for bar dues, county not required to provideLO92-072
Retirement annuity increase of ten percent under section 834.102(b) of the Government Code, whether former judge retiring from special assignment is eligible to receiveLO93-081
Shorthand reporter may contract with company to provide all of company's shorthand services requirementsDM-0102
Statutory probate courts, presiding judge of the statutory probate courts may adopt statewide local rules of administration forGA-0105
Supreme Court of Texas exercises administrative control over and promulgates rules which govern the Texas State BarGA-0995
Term of office established by Texas Constitution may not be shortened by legislatureJC-0519
Truancy complaint, court may compel appearance of alleged truant and custodian at hearing by endorsing summons ordering custodian to appear and to bring alleged truantJC-0110
Victim's name, address, or other identifying information appearing both in a felony judgment and a victim impact statement, Public Information Act makes such information in the judgment confidential and not subject to disclosureGA-0220
Appellate
Appellate court employment policies and procedures, review by Texas Commission on Human Rights for compliance with Texas Human Rights Act and exaction of monetary penalty for noncompliance does not violate separation of powers provisionJC-0563
County reporter's notes, preservation of under Rules of Appellate ProcedureJC-0404
Sale of deposition transcripts by court reporter to computerized database, supreme court rule should addressLO93-087
Supreme Court of Texas exercises administrative control over and promulgates rules which govern the Texas State BarGA-0995
Supreme Court of Texas justice may not serve on board of directors of State Justice Institute because board member holds an office of trust under the United StatesDM-0049
Supreme Court, process by which local rules are approved is an inappropriate venue for resolving conflict between two statutes where court is not apprised of conflictLO97-015
County
A sitting justice of the peace who meets the definition of a "qualified person" may serve as a temporary justice of the peace under Government Code section 27.055 in place of a regular justice of the peace in the same countyGA-1005
Allocated judicial funds, a county may not use the allocated judicial funds contrary to the requirements established by statuteGA-0875
Authority to supervise inmates being held in courthouse holding cells, as the agency charged with adopting reasonable rules and procedures establishing minimum standards for the custody, care and treatment of prisoners, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards must determine, in the first instance, whether bailiffs have the GA-0692
Back pay under section 25.0005(a) of the Government Code, a judge's suit for is subject to a four-year statute of limitations; governmental immunity bars suit for against countyGA-0370
Backpay, county court at law judges' action against county for backpay is subject to four-year statute of limitations if county raises as affirmative defenseJC-0182
Calculation of the minimum salary of a county court at law judge under Government Code section 25.0005GA-1042
Centralized filing system in which county clerk serves as clerk of county and district courts for those matters in which the two courts share jurisdiction, statutory county and district judges may not adopt (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-97-015)LO96-060
Code of Criminal Procedure articles 17.16 and 17.19, after a person makes bail but before a formal charging instrument is filed in the county, county court-at-law or district court, prosecution is pending before the magistrate who properly received a complaint against the accused underGA-1021
Community supervision and corrections department, judge of a county court established under article V, section 15 of the Texas Constitution is not a judge of a statutory county court for purposes of title 2 of the Government Code and therefore is not inclJC-0452
Compensation must include amount equal to benefit-replacement pay received by district judge only if county judge held office on August 31, 1995, County court judge'sGA-0012
Compensation of county court at law judges in counties collecting court costs and fees under section 51.702 of the Government CodeJC-0159
Compensation of county court employee is "court-related purpose"JC-0376
Confidentiality of petit jury lists, judge's duty to maintainGA-0422
Conflict of interest under Rules of Professional Conduct where county judge practices in courts of his or her countyJC-0574
County Court at Law official court reporter, authority to set the salary and hours of workGA-0952
County judge whom the State Commission on Judicial Conduct has temporarily suspended with pay is entitled to receive the judge's total salary, including a state supplementGA-0211
County Judge, power to act as magistrate when constitutional county court is divested of its probate, juvenile, civil, and criminal jurisdictionGA-0642
Court reporter service fee under section 51.601 of the Government Code, county clerk may not collect if the county court has not appointed an official court reporterGA-0372
Death certificates, authority of justice of the peace or county court at law to cause an amendment toGA-0718
Director of Judicial Support Services for county, visiting statutory county court judge not barred from simultaneously serving asGA-0840
District court case, county court at law judge may be assignedLO90-074
Expenses of nonresident witness in criminal proceeding, authority of prosecutor to advance without preapproval of the presiding judgeGA-0888
Government Code section 27.055 authorizes a county judge to appoint "a qualified person" to serve as a temporary justice of the peace, which denotes one, unspecified individual, not the simultaneous appointment of multiple justicesGA-1005
Government Code section 27.055 does not permit a county judge to appoint an "at large" temporary justice before the need arisesGA-1005
Government Code subsection 25.0005(a) does not limit the "total annual salary" of a statutory county court judge to include only contributions and supplements received by a district judge from the county in which the statutory county court judge serves.GA-1042
Guardian ad litem, former judge sitting by assignment is not precluded from accepting appointment as if not required to plead and appear in court as an attorneyLO97-067
Information, filing with supporting affidavit in court tolls statute of limitations for class A or B misdemeanorLO95-081
Judgment is not void or voidable solely because it was filed with the wrong clerk of courtLO97-015
Judicial salaries for Potter County courts at lawLO95-074
Juvenile detention facilities, county contract with private corporation for operation of may not supersede county juvenile court's authority overDM-0439
Juvenile detention facilities, county juvenile court's authority over is separate from authority of juvenile board and commissioners courtDM-0439
Juvenile matters, county court of Taylor County has no jurisdiction but juvenile board may designate district or statutory county court as juvenile courtLO92-014
Juvenile, judge may order held in detention facility outside countyLO92-003
Liquor license applications, county judge may not delegate authority to hear to county court at law judge because it is county's administrative dutyLO97-054
Longevity pay calculated under Government Code section 659.0445, whether a statutory county court judge is entitled to under Government Code section 25.00005(a)GA-0694
Magistrates of the county, including district judges, county judges, judges of the county courts at law, the judges of statutory probate courts, justices of the peace, and city judges have a mandatory duty to give statutory warnings to arrested person brought before themGA-0426
Maximum salary of county court at law judges in Gregg CountyGA-0462
Mental-health proceeding involving patient receiving treatment in regional facility where proceedings originated in another county, allocation of costs and jurisdictionJC-0364
Money allocated from the state judicial fund into a countyís contributions fund must be used only for court-related purposes for the support of the statutory probate courts in the countyGA-0875
Nothing in Government Code section 25.0005 indicates that it is not fully applicable to counties served by multi-county judicial districts; thus, the phrase "total annual salary received by a district judge in the county" includes salaries received by district judges that serve multi-county districts.GA-1042
Overtaking and passing a school bus, whether offense of should be prosecuted in justice or county courtDM-0285
Policy established by county judge requiring certain probationers to conform to dress and hair code, constitutional if designed primarily for rehabilitation and protection of public, and is reasonably related to such endsLO93-095
Practice of law by county judge in courts of his countyJC-0033
Probation, authority to modify conditions of probation to require payment in lieu of community serviceGA-0593
Registry funds withdrawn on or after September 1, 1997, clerk must allocate to county general fund ten percent of any interest earned onLO98-106
Salaries in counties that collect fees and costs under section 51.702 of the Government Code and that does not comply with section 25.0005(e) of the Government Code must be "set" at increased level under section 25.0005(a)JC-0543
Salaries of county court at law judges may be increased by budget amendmentJM-1138
Salary in county that discontinues collecting fees and court costs for support of judiciary, commissioners court may setLO94-048
Salary in county that discontinues collecting fees and court costs for support of judiciary, county commissioners court may setLO94-048
Salary supplement fee in a proceeding for court-ordered mental health services, a commissioners court may set as a court cost and pay to the county judge who hears such matters away from the county courthouse, and an amount equal to the fee may not be dedGA-0244
Salary supplement program for county court at law judges funded by collection of additional fees and court costs, county may not discontinue participation in during middle of program yearJC-0196
Salary, statute sets ceiling on county court at law judge'sLO90-079
Social Security numbers, board of county court at law judges have no authority to order clerk to redact social security numbers from the electronic documents available on the clerk's websiteGA-0203
Statutory county court judge may be assigned to presiding judge of judicial region to hear and decide felony cases in a district court within his county of residenceGA-0570
Statutory county court judge, whether minimum salary includes state or county paid FICA contributionLO93-019
Statutory county court-at-law supplemental salary funds, county that withdraws from program mid-year need not be paid monthly installment but is entitled to proportionate share of year-end excess fundsJC-0305
The compensation of a regular justice of the peace is set by the commissioners court each year under Local Government Code chapter 152GA-1005
Time payment fee applies to all constitutional county courtsDM-0464
Vacancy in office, authority of commissioners court to fillDM-0377
Court Employees
Additional staff - if the 105th District Court determines it needs additional staff to aid in the exercise of its judicial functions, Court may rely on Government Code section 74.103 and inherent power to appoint necessary personnel other than a bailiff.GA-1032
Associate judge appointed by a district judge under Family Code, chapter 201, subchapter A, whether associate judge is an employee under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964GA-0126
Associate judge, a district judge may appoint as an associate judge under Family Code, chapter 201, subchapter A a person who did not apply nor interview for the position and who did not meet posted qualifications, provided that the commissioners court haGA-0126
Associate judge, authority of family district court to appoint an associate judge pursuant to 1984 commissioners court order authorizing the court to appoint a master under a repealed lawGA-0126
Bailiff position, the Legislature has not authorized the creation of an additional bailiff position for the 105th District Court.GA-1032
Certified shorthand reporter, Court Reporters Certification Board must determine content and style of complaint form and oath to be used to file complaint againstLO98-075
Court reporter service fee under section 51.601 of the Government Code, county clerk may not collect if the county court has not appointed an official court reporterGA-0372
Court reporter's salary, district judge can set at level that differs from that set by other district judges in countyDM-0074
District court reporter, county has no authority to influence or direct the employment ofGA-1023
District court reporter, district judge who appoints an official district court reporter has the sole authority to terminateGA-1023
District court reporter, employment status of, is context-specific and cannot be determined for all purposesGA-1023
Judge's bailiff, authority to arrest and to carry firearm in court and elsewhereLO94-038
Juvenile law master is an employee rather than an officer, justice of the peace not barred from serving as but must comply with Code of Judicial ConductLO96-078
Liability of justice of the peace's employee for shortage of collectionsDM-0324
Official court reporter for multi-county district court, reimbursement for expenses of performing official duties in reporterís county of residence and in other countiesGA-0700
Official court reporters in the Denton County Courts at Law, Commissioners Court has authority to set compensation ofDM-0128
Salaries, district judges must expend funds in accordance with county budgetLO96-003
District
Additional staff - if the 105th District Court determines it needs additional staff to aid in the exercise of its judicial functions, Court may rely on Government Code section 74.103 and inherent power to appoint necessary personnel other than a bailiff.GA-1032
Annual state salary, individuals appointed as judges of the newly created 444th and 445th Judicial District courts are entitled toGA-0578
Appointed judge, taking oath of office Appointed judge, length of service Newly-created district court, vacancy in Term of office, district judge Vacancy in, fillingGA-0764
Appointment of a district clerk, district judges must unanimously assent to theGA-0216
Associate judge, a district judge may appoint as an associate judge under Family Code, chapter 201, subchapter A a person who did not apply nor interview for the position and who did not meet posted qualifications that the commissioners court has authorizGA-0126
Associate judge, authority of family district court to appoint an associate judge pursuant to 1984 commissioners court order authorizing the court to appoint a master under a repealed lawGA-0126
Auditor, district judges who appoint may not require auditor to provide documentation supporting travel expense allowance except when setting allowance for upcoming yearLO96-065
Authority to supervise inmates being held in courthouse holding cells, as the agency charged with adopting reasonable rules and procedures establishing minimum standards for the custody, care and treatment of prisoners, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards must determine, in the first instance, whether bailiffs have the GA-0692
Bailiff position, the Legislature has not authorized the creation of an additional bailiff position for the 105th District Court.GA-1032
Benefit-replacement pay, compensation includesGA-0012
Cash bail bond, authority of district clerk to accept assignment of to pay fines and costsGA-0773
Centralized filing system in which county clerk serves as clerk of county and district courts for those matters in which the two courts share jurisdiction, statutory county and district judges may not adopt (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-97-015)LO96-060
Code of Criminal Procedure articles 17.16 and 17.19, after a person makes bail but before a formal charging instrument is filed in the county, county court-at-law or district court, prosecution is pending before the magistrate who properly received a complaint against the accused underGA-1021
Code of Criminal Procedure subsection 15(h)(6) gives the judge of the sentencing court the discretion, if the defendant satifies certain conditions, to shorten the time a defendant is required to serve in a state felony facility by up to twenty percentGA-1000
Community supervision and corrections department employees are not county employees and may not be included in expanded county civil service systemJC-0254
Community supervision and corrections department, district judges have nondelegable authority to finally approve appointment of all personnel (Overrules Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. DM-208 (1993))JC-0314
Compensated teaching position with state university, former district judge sitting by assignment is not barred from simultaneously holdingLO98-109
Confidentiality of grand jury lists, judge's duty to maintainGA-0422
Confidentiality of petit jury lists, judge's duty to maintainGA-0422
Conflict of interest, former district judge employed as assistant criminal district attorneyGA-0557
Counsel in death penalty habeas corpus action, whether trial court can request agencies and associations to procureDM-0354
County auditor and assistant county auditors, district judges may increase salaries of even though county budget year has already begunJC-0361
County auditor's travel expenses, district judge who appoints auditor may include in auditor's salaryLO95-038
County contract with a private entity for the collection of delinquent fines, fees, and court costs, does not unconstitutionally deprive the criminal district attorney of his authority to prosecuteGA-0714
County juvenile board service compensation is part of judge's combined yearly salary from state and county sources for purposes of determining what salary may beJM-1140
County road and bridge fund, district court has no jurisdiction to allocateLO98-087
Court personnel, judges may not adjust salaries except in county budgeting processLO96-003
Court reporter's salary, district judge can set at level that differs from that set by other district judges in countyDM-0074
Courtrooms and offices, 40th and 378th district courts may locate outside original sixty-two acres of City of Waxahachie, so long as those courtrooms and offices are located within the currently existing municipal boundaries of that cityGA-0245
Criminal jurisdiction, 406th District Court of Webb County hasJC-0356
Discretion to provide medical insurance for juvenile board, county commissioners haveGA-0715
Discretionary authority to establish, increase, decrease, or eliminate the compensation paid to the judges serving on a juvenile board, a commissioner court has under section 152.0034(b) of the Human Resources CodeGA-0799
District attorney pro tem, district judge may appoint even when there is an assistant district attorney in placeJM-1246
District judge does not have authority to order director of a community supervisions and corrections department who does not supervise defendants to personally appear in court to present the ordered presentence investigation reportGA-0991
District judge does not have authority to order director of community supervisions and corrections department who does not supervise defendants placed on community supervision to personally conduct a presentence investigation reportGA-0991
District judge is not authorized to require a particular supervision officer in a community supervision department to prepare a presentence investigation reportGA-0991
Eligibility for county medical insurance, juvenile board membersGA-0715
Expenses of nonresident witness in criminal proceeding, authority of prosecutor to advance without preapproval of the presiding judgeGA-0888
Failure to attend school, court must dismiss complaint filed by a school district against student for failure to attend school if school district did not file complaint within seven days of student's tenth unexcused absence within a six-month period in same school yearGA-0417
Forfeited controlled substance, district court may not release to law enforcement officer to use in sting operationJM-1166
Former district judge sitting by assignment holds "office" and thus is barred from simultaneously serving as municipal judgeLO96-145
Government Code section 76.002, The phrase "district judges trying criminal cases" means a district judge that regularly examines criminal matters the disposition of which involves a Government Code chapter 76 program or facilityGA-0357
Grand jury hearing is "criminal proceeding" for purposes of statute requiring properly trained interpreters for non-English speaking or deaf or hearing-impaired witnessesJC-0579
Grand jury in multicounty judicial district, authority to return indictment for an offense committed in another countyDM-0291
Guardian ad litem, former judge sitting by assignment is not precluded from accepting appointment as if not required to plead and appear in court as an attorneyLO97-067
Henderson County Juvenile Board, Judge of 392nd District Court is not a member ofLO98-073
In order to receive diligent participation credit under Code of Criminal Procedure subsec. 15(h)6), a defendant must first "diligently participate" in one of the specified types of rehabilitative programs. Only then may the judge award commutation. The statute does not permit or require the judge to give credit that has not first been earned.GA-1000
Judgment is not void or voidable solely because it was filed with the wrong clerk of courtLO97-015
Juror personal information in civil cases is confidential with respect to third parties but may be released to litigants in actionJC-0405
Jurors who have served in a criminal proceeding, statute rendering personal information confidential does not preclude provision of such information to counsel for purpose of jury selectionJC-0405
Jury fee, judge may not set different amount unless commissioners court has abused its discretion in settingLO97-009
Jury list, clerk may not provide list to one party and withhold from other partyJC-0405
Jury list, in both civil and criminal actions jury list must be disclosed to parties when they announce ready for trialJC-0405
Jury list, subject to direction of presiding judge the clerk may release to parties any time after list has been delivered to sheriff to summon jurorsJC-0405
Legal fees of district judge, state not obligated to pay; county may pay if county interests are at stakeJC-0047
Maximum lawful salary payable to a state district judge under section 659.012 of the Government Code is $140,000GA-0437
Medical coverage for district judges, authority of county to provideDM-0337
Medical insurance benefits under county plan, whether county must provide to district judges whose jurisdiction is limited to countyLO95-056
Mental-health proceeding involving patient receiving treatment in regional facility where proceedings originated in another county, allocation of costs and jurisdictionJC-0364
Personal information regarding jurors who have served in criminal proceeding is confidential and may not be released to anyone without order from trial courtJC-0405
Probate jurisdiction, statute granting district court jurisdiction of certain civil and criminal matters does not provideJM-1244
Probation, authority to modify conditions of probation to require payment in lieu of community serviceGA-0593
Prospective jurors, statutory duties of district clerk with respect to selection of cannot be delegated by commissioners court or district judge to bailiff or jury administratorDM-0034
Registry funds withdrawn on or after September 1, 1997, clerk must allocate to county general fund ten percent of any interest earned onLO98-106
Salaries, comptroller may not reduce state salaries paid to Harris or Travis county judges if the appropriate commissioners court decides to pay an amount that would exceed statutory differentialGA-0099
Salary increases for court coordinators and secretaries, commissioners court must approve and has no duty to provide for in accordance with district court orderLO92-044
Sale of deposition transcripts by court reporter to computerized database, court should addressLO93-087
Showing of essentiality, degree to which district judges appointed to newly created judicial districts are entitled to supplemental salary payments, office space, and other perquisites of office depends upon aGA-0578
Special auditor, district judge has no authority to appoint (Withdrawn by Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. JM-1249A (1990))JM-1249
Statutory county court judge may hear and decide felony cases in a district court within his county of residence pursuant to assignment by presiding judge of judicial regionGA-0570
Tape recording of executive session, district judge lacks authority to order county clerk to release absent pending litigation under Open Meetings Act (Withdrawn by Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. JM-1249A (1990))JM-1249
Transfer of cases to new district court, whether cases may be assigned to special visiting district judge pending preclearance of new court by the United States Department of Justice under Voting Rights ActLO95-061
Trustee of independent school district, district judge may not simultaneously serve as trustee if school district located within jurisdiction of judge's courtLO98-094
Warrant for defendant who violates community supervision, court having geographical jurisdiction where defendant resides or where violation occurs may issue and also set bailLO98-021
Fees
Additional fees paid to a court reporter, a district and a county court at law court reporter may be paid a salary as well as compensated for additional work performed without it being a violation of article III, section 53 of Texas ConstitutionGA-0155
Adjudication of a charge of violating the Parks and Wildlife Code and impose a special expense without assessing a fine, justice of the peace may deferGA-0745
Alternative dispute resolution system charge may be collected for civil case filed in probate courtLO94-042
Cash bail bond, section 117.055 of the Local Government Code authorizes county or district clerk to withhold administrative fee from return of funds deposited with clerk as cash bail bondJC-0163
Clerk of court may assess fee in condemnation proceedingsDM-0026
Collection by private vendors of debts and accounts receivable, statute authorizing is not applicable to suggested fines absent court orderJC-0516
Community supervision, trial judge's authority to allocate money convicted defendant must pay as fees, costs, and finesDM-0407
Costs of court, authority to require county to pay in proceedings for forfeiture of contrabandLO93-089
County attorneys, criminal district attorneys and district attorneys are authorized to collect a fee from any defendant participating in Code of Criminal Procedure article 102.0121 pretrial intervention program. Fees must be deposited into a special fund in the county treasury.GA-1039
County clerk had discretion to collect records management and preservation fee, which must be deposited in separate account with county treasurerLO92-007
County court at law judges, fees and costs collected under section 51.701 of Government Code used to supplement salaries of GA-0462
County court judges' salaries, county that begins collecting fees and costs under section 51.702(i) of the Government Code after July 1 need not increase on September 1 under section 25.0005(a) of the Government CodeJC-0543
Court costs in modification of prior disposition order when modification hearing waived, juvenile court's authority to assessLO97-074
Court reporter service fee under section 51.601 of the Government Code, county clerk may not collect if the county court has not appointed an official court reporterGA-0372
Court reporter serving under Family Code chapter 201, subchapter C, is an "official court reporter" for purposes of section 52.047 of the Government Code and may charge fee for preparing transcriptGA-0164
Court reporter transcript fees are not salary supplements and do not violate section 659.020 of the Government Code which prohibits salary supplements to state employeesGA-0164
Courthouse security fee, when collectible from defendantLO97-025
Courthouse security fund, clip-on microphones for deputy sheriffs' portable radios are not "security hardware" that commissioners court may purchase with monies fromJC-0014
Courthouse security fund, monies may not be used to fund employee of county attorney's office who provides courthouse securityLO98-026
Defensive driving course fee, justice of the peace must deposit into county treasuryLO98-067
District clerk court fees, whether they constitute county funds that must be deposited in county treasury pursuant to statutory timetable is determined on fee by fee basisJC-0031
District clerk must collect filing fees under both sections 133.151 and 133.152 of the Local Government CodeGA-0491
Ex post facto prohibitions, Texas Government Code section 51.608 authorizes assessing nonpunitive court costs based on statutes existing on the date of conviction and therefore does not violate ex post facto prohibitions in the United States and Texas ConstitutionsGA-1034
Exemption for state from paying security for court costs in civil casesDM-0459
Family protection fee revenues may be used for court-related purposes without contravening the open courts provision, article I, section 13 of the Texas ConstitutionGA-0231
Fee collected as court cost for services of prosecuting attorney in court-ordered mental health proceeding should be deposited with county treasurer rather than paid as salary supplement to county attorneyLO98-053
Fees and costs authorized by county commissioners court pursuant to section 51.702 of the Government Code, statutory county court may collect although collection may be declared unconstitutional by different district court or appellate courtJC-0098
Fees and costs collected under section 51.702 of the Government Code used to supplement salaries of county court at law judgesGA-0462
Fines and costs, allocation when justice orders a defendant to pay in installments but defendant does not pay total amount dueGA-0147
Funds distributed to a county by the state pursuant to section 25.0016 of the Government Code, judges' salaries are a court-related purpose for the support of the judiciary for which funds may be usedJC-0158
Government Code section 51.851 authorizes the clerk of certain courts to collect a $20 fee on the filing, including electronic filing, of any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal and certain other filingsGA-1046
Income withholding writ, fees for issuing and deliveringLO93-094
Interpreter, judge may not assess fee on criminal defendants for cost ofDM-0245
Jury fee, judge may not set different amount unless commissioners court has abused its discretion in settingLO97-009
Justice of the peace fees for issuing certified birth and death records, constitutionality under article XVI, section 61 of statute authorizing justice to retain fees in addition to salaryGA-0145
Law library fund charge may be collected for civil case filed in probate courtLO94-042
Marriage ceremony, justice may receive fee for performingDM-0397
Medication petition hearing, action is distinct from commitment action and may be assigned separate cause number and filing feeJC-0088
Notice for well-plugging, filing fees payable by Railroad Commission when filingDM-0360
Occupational driver's license application, filing fee forLO96-131
Open courts provision of Texas Constitution prohibits collection and allocation of one-half of family protection fee to fund state agency programGA-0387
Open courts provision requires fees charged to litigants to be used only to support judiciaryGA-0340
Payment plan reinstated after default, court may not assess a second time payment feeLO98-076
Peace officer fees, municipality entitled to fee for a warrant executed by municipal officer and must submit bill to court having jurisdiction of the caseLO92-055
Petition for order of nondisclosure, proper fee forGA-0330
Petition for order of nondisclosure, trial court jurisdictionGA-0330
Probation defendant is not subject to conditions of community supervision, including the payment of fines, fees, and court costs, as of the date the period of community supervision expiresGA-0413
Probation, authority to modify conditions of probation to require payment in lieu of community serviceGA-0593
Proceeding in which there is no adjudication of guilt, court may not impose fees and court cost inLO93-018
Proceedings for court-ordered mental health services conducted in Travis County, collection of costs where another county is responsible for them (Clarifies Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. JC-0102 (1999))JC-0222
Records management and automation projects, records management and preservation fee may be spent only forLO92-007
Records management and preservation fee collected under Local Government Code sections 118.011 and 118.0216 and article 102.005(f) of Code of Criminal Procedure, use and distribution ofGA-0638
Records management and preservation fee must be imposed equally on all documents or on noneLO92-077
Records management and preservation fee, county court clerk may collect only upon filing of document initiating adverse probate actionLO93-078
Records management and preservation fee, total county court clerk may collectLO93-078
Records management and preservation projects, records management and preservation fee may be used only for county clerk'sLO92-077
Release of judgment, clerk may not charge filing fee for services in connection with execution and preparation ofDM-0174
Resolution requiring payment of additional amount in court costs, state provision authorizing commissioners court to adopt is unconstitutionalDM-0123
Salary formula set out in section 25.0005(e) of the Government Code, county that wishes to compensate a statutory county court judge in accordance with must use at least fifty percent of the funds distributed to county pursuant to section 25.0005(e) for sJC-0158
Salary supplement fee in a proceeding for court-ordered mental health services, a commissioners court may set as a court cost and pay to the county judge who hears such matters away from the county courthouse, and an amount equal to the fee may not be dedGA-0244
Security fee may be collected for civil case filed in probate courtLO94-042
Service of process by registered or certified mail, justice court fees forDM-0250
Service of process, collectionDM-0382
Services of county clerk in mental health matters, Titus Regional Medical Center which is operated by the hospital district is exempt from paying application fee under section 118.055 of Local Government Code forGA-0757
Special expense imposed under article 45.051, Code of Criminal Procedure, is not a fine under section 12.107, Parks and Wildlife Code, to be remitted to the to the Parks and Wildlife DepartmentGA-0745
Statutory probate court, the filing fee in Local Government Code section 133.154 does not apply to cases filed in aGA-0568
Teen court program, municipal court authority to impose administrative cost fee and other court costsDM-0372
The fee amounts mandated by Government Code section 51.851 apply to fees that became payable on or after September 1, 2013GA-1046
Time payment fee assessed once per orderDM-0464
Time payment fee is cost of court for purposes of priority of paymentDM-0464
Time payment fee, fee must be assessed once per judgment of conviction when defendant opts not to pay fine, court costs, or restitution immediatelyLO98-076
Time-payment fee collected under section 51.921(a) of Government Code, the phrase "judicial officer who collected the fees" in section 51.921(d) refers to the clerk of the courtJC-0306
Transcript prepared by a court reporter, a county may be required to pay fees for a transcript when the county itself is a party to litigation or when transcript is prepared for indigentGA-0155
Uncertified copy of judicial record, fee forDM-0166
Witness fee, any person who is subpoenaed to appear and testify is entitled to regardless of the location set in the subpoenaDM-0342
Justice
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 doctrineGA-1030
Abolition of justice precinct by redistricting, article V, section 18(c) of Texas Constitution provides that justice of the peace will serve out full term in precinct where he or she resides and justice cannot be required to resignJC-0483
Adjudication of a charge of violating the Parks and Wildlife Code and impose a special expense without assessing a fine, justice of the peace may deferGA-0745
Alcoholic beverage offenses involving minors, jurisdictionDM-0427
Although no statute prohibits an interlocal agreement between a school district and a county whereby attendance officers employed by the district would simultaneously serve as juvenile court coordinators in the justice of the peace courts, the propriety of such an arrangement should be addressed to the State Commission on Judicial ConductGA-0912
Appeal bond or affidavit of inability to pay costs, appellant who files need not pay Rule 143a cost to perfect appealDM-0449
Appointment to represent an indigent criminal defendant in appellate proceedings, whether a justice may acceptGA-0651
Arrest warrant, filing of affidavit in support by justice court does not stop running statute of limitations for class A or B misdemeanorLO95-081
Autopsy in out-of-county death, justice of the peace does not have authority to orderLO94-060
Autopsy report in custody of justice of the peace is available for inspection under section 27.004 of the Government CodeJC-0542
Bail by telephone, justice of the peace may not set for person who has not yet appeared before a magistrateDM-0057
Code of Criminal Procedure articles 17.16 and 17.19, after a person makes bail but before a formal charging instrument is filed in the county, county court-at-law or district court, prosecution is pending before the magistrate who properly received a complaint against the accused underGA-1021
Complaint against defendant who has failed to successfully complete driving safety course, whether justice of the peace may dismissDM-0230
Conflict of interest, whether administering polygraph examinations for criminal district attorney's office on criminal defendants is prohibited is matter for State Commission on Judicial Conduct to determineGA-0551
Constable required by statute to attend all justice court sessionsLO98-101
Contempt of justice court order, child who commits may be detained prior to adjudication in accordance with Juvenile Justice CodeGA-0131
Contempt, justice court may not order child to be confined for a term of detention forJC-0454
County official, justice of the peace is for purposes of Code of Criminal Procedure article 26.06 GA-0651
Criminal cases, justice court has jurisdiction only in those in which possible fine does not exceed five hundred dollars (Overruled by Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. DM-277 (1993))LO92-023
Criminal docket, justice of the peace may maintain electronically in addition to or in lieu of printed paper mediaDM-0139
Death certificate, authority to issue when death occurred with medical attendanceLO93-028
Death certificates, authority of justice of the peace or county court at law to cause an amendment toGA-0718
Defensive driving course fee, justice of the peace must deposit into county treasuryLO98-067
Deputy constable, justice of peace may not serve as in same precinct, but may do so in different precinctLO92-035
Deputy sheriff, justice of peace may serve as in different countyLO92-035
Dual office holding prohibitions, justices of the peace not subject toLO96-078
Dual office holding, justice of the peace is not barred by dual office holding provisions from simultaneous service as county emergency medical services employeeGA-0569
El Paso County Bail Bond Board, justice of the peace member should be selected by and from among eligible justices of the peace of the county by any reasonable methodJC-0496
Emergency medical records, justice of the peace may subpoena when required to perform an inquestLO97-033
Employee liability for shortage of collectionsDM-0324
Failure to attend school, court must dismiss complaint filed by a school district against student for failure to attend school if district did not file complaint within seven days of student's tenth unexcused absence within a six-month period in same school yearGA-0417
Fee for preparing transcript for appeal of judgment, justice of the peace may not require appealing party to pay in advanceLO96-108
Fees for issuing certified birth and death records, constitutionality under article XVI, section 61 of statute authorizing justice of the peace to retain fees in addition to salaryGA-0145
Filing fee, justice court authority to charge a fee for filing a petition applying for an occupational driver's licenseGA-1044
Fines and costs that are more than 60 days delinquent, a county commissioners court that contracts with a collection agent to does not thereby abrogate the justice courtís authority to collect or otherwise dispose of the fines and costsGA-0313
Fines and costs, allocation when justice orders a defendant to pay in installments but defendant does not pay total amount dueGA-0147
Forcible entry and detainer suits, whether private process servers may serve citationsGA-0112
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 caseGA-1030
Hearing for child referred to juvenile court for contempt, hearing must be conducted as that for a child who has engaged in delinquent conductJC-0454
Incompatibility of offices, justice of the peace not barred from serving as juvenile law master, but must comply with Code of Judicial ConductLO96-078
Inquest hearing, necessity for must be determined at time of inquest; if findings are rendered at inquest as to cause of death, justice of peace may not subsequently order inquest hearingJM-1202
Inquest, justice of the peace must order if nursing home resident not attended by physician at time of death or physician attending resident's death is unable to certify causeLO96-119
Inquest, no one but justice of the peace who serves precinct where the body was found (or temporary justice) may conductJC-0083
Jurisdiction of Alcoholic Beverage Code prosecutions of minorsDM-0320
Jurisdiction over minors for Alcoholic Beverage Code offense punishable by fine onlyLO90-004
Jurisdiction to hear truancy cases, justice court has jurisdiction if juvenile court has waived its exclusive jurisdiction JC-0110
Jurisdiction under Code of Criminal Procedure articles 47.01a(a) and 47.02 to award title or ownership of a motor vehicle Jurisdiction to award title or ownership of a vehicle in enforcing a lien under Government Code section 27.031GA-0761
Jury selection, use of volunteersGA-0336
Justice court lacks jurisdiction to issue tax warrant where amount of delinquent taxes exceeds $5,000LO96-098
Justice court may use an electronic monitoring device as a condition of deferment of final disposition or probation for an individual found to have committed an offense under section 25.094, Education Code, only if the use of the device in a given proceeding is reasonableGA-0713
Justice Court Technology Fund may not be used for constable education and trainingGA-0560
Misdemeanor for unauthorized practice of architecture punishable by fine, complaints may be filed in justice courtDM-0277
Original jurisdiction over fine-only misdemeanors under article V, section 19 of Texas Constitution; statutory limitation in Code of Criminal Procedure unconstitutionalDM-0277
Overtaking and passing a school bus, whether offense of should be prosecuted in justice or county courtDM-0285
Pay scale differential for justices of the peace as violative of Equal Protection ClauseDM-0051
Precinct boundary change, justice of the peace in office on effective date of change does not lose his office but rather serves in new precinct of residence for term to which justice was elected or appointedLO93-045
Purchase of computer from Justice Court Technology Fund, whether purchase for constable serves as technological enhancement for justice court is fact question to be determined by commissioners courtGA-0560
Racing on the highway by a person younger than 17 years of age is a traffic offense rather than delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and is within the jurisdiction of a justice or municipal courtGA-0157
Rent action, service of defendant according to rules in forcible entry and detainer suit does not confer personal jurisdiction inDM-0358
Restitution for dishonored check collected by justice of the peace need not be deposited with treasurerDM-0396
Salary, a county may not pay a justice of the peace an amount over and above the justice's to perform an inquest or serve as a magistrateGA-0193
Service of process by registered or certified mail, who may performDM-0250
Truancy complaint, court may compel appearance of alleged truant and custodian at hearing by endorsing summons ordering custodian to appear and to bring alleged truant JC-0110
Truancy proceeding, child has right to counsel before justice of the peace (Overruled by Court Decision, 980 S.W.2d 788)DM-0200
Truancy proceeding, juvenile court not required to hold hearing prior to waiving jurisdiction and transferring to justice of the peace (Overruled by Court Decision, 980 S.W.2d 788) DM-0200
Vacancy in office of justice of peace, commissioners court is required to fill (Overruled to extent inconsistent with Tex. Att'y Gen. Op. No. JC-0140 (1999))LO98-037
Wire county funds from local bank to county depository, justice of the peace mayLO98-004
JUVENILE
Although no statute prohibits an interlocal agreement between a school district and a county whereby attendance officers employed by the district would simultaneously serve as juvenile court coordinators in the justice of the peace courts, the propriety of such an arrangement should be addressed to the State Commission on Judicial ConductGA-0912
Confidentiality of records in juvenile misdemeanor cases and interpretation of the "confidentiality statutes": Texas Code of Criminal Procedure articles 44.2811 and 45.0217, and Family Code section 58.00711. Amendments of the Eighty-third Legislature do not render confidentiality statutes irreconcilable.GA-1035
Failure to attend school, court must dismiss referral filed by school district against a student for failure to attend school if district did not file complaint within seven days of student's tenth unexcused absence within a six-month period in same school yearGA-0417
Paper-based and electronic records and files of closed juvenile cases, Family Code subsection 58.0071(c) authorizes a juvenile board, law enforcement agency, or prosecuting attorney to permanently destroy subject to the restrictions of subsections 58.0071(d) and (e).GA-1017
Physical records and files, Family Code subsection 58.0071(b) authorizes custodian of in juvenile case, to destroy hard-copy, original paper records and files at any time if the custodian electronically duplicates and stores the information in the records and filesGA-1017
Sex offender registration of juvenile, juvenile courtís deferral of decision on during treatmentGA-0772
Legislation and Legislative Authority
Subdivision, a county may regulate as, the partition of land for a residential development in the unincorporated portion of the county under chapter 232 of the Local Government Code regardless of whether there has been a transfer of title to individual tracksGA-1007
Municipal
Alcoholic beverage offenses involving minors, jurisdictionDM-0427
Assistant municipal judge, unless court finds holding second office benefits the State of Texas, member of board of directors of river authority may not also serve asLO97-027
Autopsy, municipal judge does not have authority to orderLO97-101
Bail bonds, a municipal court must require from an attorney acting as surety for a client evidence of the sufficiency of the security offered as provided by chapter 17 of the Code of Criminal ProcedureJC-0277
City finance director, whether service as temporary municipal judge in same city violates Code of Judicial ConductGA-0199
Civil officer of emolument, municipal judge of City of Houston isLO98-124
Commitment order for person accused of class A or B misdemeanor, authority of municipal judge to issueDM-0313
Compensated, part-time, municipal judge, article XVI, section 40 of Texas Constitution prohibits a commissioner of a drainage district from simultaneously serving as aGA-0841
Confidentiality of grand jury lists, judge's or clerk's duty to maintainGA-0422
Confidentiality of petit jury lists, judge's or clerk's duty to maintainGA-0422
Dangerous dog, a municipal courtís jurisdiction to adjudicate compliance hearings under Health and Safety Code section 822.042 and appeals from dangerous-dog determinations under section 822.421GA-0660
Examining witnesses, municipal judge's authority if the state is not represented by counsel when the case is called for trialGA-0067
Failure to attend school, court must dismiss complaint filed by a school district against a student for failure to attend school if school district did not file complaint within seven days of student's tenth unexcused absence within a six-month period in same school yearGA-0417
Former district judge sitting by assignment holds "office" and thus is barred from simultaneously serving as municipal judgeLO96-145
Judgment nisi, municipal judge does not have discretion to waive entry in case where attorney acts as surety for clientJC-0277
Jurisdiction over minors for Alcoholic Beverage Code offense punishable by fine onlyLO90-004
Jurisdiction under Code of Criminal Procedure articles 47.01a(a) and 47.02 to award title or ownership of a motor vehicle GA-0761
Magistrateís probable cause determination in a nonconsent tow hearing conducted in municipal court under chapter 685, Transportation Code is final and no appeal is authorizedGA-0316
Office of municipal judge, county attorney automatically vacated position when he became county attorneyLO98-044
Persons arrested by deputy constables for state-law violations, city council may prohibit the use of the municipal jail as a holding facility while arrested persons wait to appear before a magistrate, to post bond, or to be transported to a county facilitGA-0166
Police officer not as a matter of law prohibited from serving as municipal judge in a different cityLO93-059
Racing on the highway by a person younger than 17 years of age is a traffic offense rather than delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and is within the jurisdiction of a justice or municipal courtGA-0157
Reschedule qualified, nonexempt prospective jurors without requiring them to appear in court, a municipal court may adopt a policy under which it mayGA-0161
Simultaneous judgeships in more than one jurisdiction, authority of person to holdDM-0428
State Commission on Judicial Conduct, whether Canons of Judicial Conduct prohibit municipal judge from concurrent service as county commissioner is question forGA-0348
Teen court program, municipal court authority to impose administrative cost fee and other court costsDM-0372
Terminate municipal judge's tenure in office, rejection by city council of reappointment is sufficient action to even though successor is not timely appointedLO97-020
Theft cases involving issuance of bad check, municipal court has jurisdiction over when property or services involved is less than $20DM-0082
Trustee of junior college not barred from simultaneously serving as municipal judgeJC-0216
Warrant division of municipal court of record, authority of general law city to appoint uniformed warrant officers authorized to serve process and serve as bailiffJM-1222
Revised: June 08, 2012