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Justice of the Peace Notice

Post Date:03/19/2020 8:04 PM

Effective immediately this date, March 17th, 2020, all Justice of the Peace Courts in Nueces County will not be scheduling or placing any Criminal Cases Or Civil Cases on the docket to be heard by the Judges' until 30 days after the Governor's state of disaster due to COVID-19 has been lifted (Expires May 8, 2020, unless extended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court). Any and All Criminal Cases and Civil Cases already set will be heard/conducted as discussed on March 17th Justice of the Peace meeting. This will include but is not limited to the following types of cases:

  • All criminal type of cases including traffic violations
  • All civil types of civil cases including evictions
  • OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 10AM TILL 3PM FOR BUSINESS

This rule is in correspondence to recommendations set forth by the Supreme Court ofTexas (Misc. Docket No. 20-9042.) and The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas (Misc. Docket No. 20-0007)

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Judge Joe Benavides, USMC Retired
Presiding, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Pl. 1
Nueces County, Texas

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