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Bexar County Justice of the Peace Case Records
Search Bexar County Justice of the Peace case records by name and driver's license number, case number, or citation number.
Bexar County Magistrate Search
Perform a Bexar County Central Magistrate arrest record search by name, or view the records in alphabetical order by name including race, age, SID, and intake number.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.
Self help, legal research, general information
Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center
Find information regarding free mediation services in Bexar County, which can assist participants in resolving disputes and avoiding court. Referrals to other agencies are also provided, as appropriate.
Bexar County Law Library
Information regarding Bexar County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Bexar County Victim Help
The Bexar County District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims, including Victim Impact Statement, victim compensation, and restitution. Links to additional online resources are included.
Bexar County Justice of the Peace Civil Cases
View information about Bexar County Justice of the Peace civil cases, including evictions, small claims, debt claims, and repair and remedy. Links to forms are provided.
Bexar County Justice of the Peace Traffic Cases
View information about Bexar County Justice of the Peace traffic cases, including Driving Safety Course and deferred adjudication. A link to the Driving Safety Course form is provided.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Driving Safety Course Information
View information about Driving Safety Courses, which can result in dismissal of traffic tickets for some offenses. Links to approved classroom, take-home, and online course providers are included.
Citation Lookup and Court Locator
Search the Texas Highway Patrol citation database by driver's license or ID number, name, and date of birth to find out which court to contact about your citation.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Defending Yourself in Criminal Cases
The Texas State Bar offers information for parties considering defending themselves in criminal cases, including eligibility for court-appointed lawyers, services that criminal defense lawyers provide, and consequences of conviction, probation, and deferred adjudication.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Bexar County Lawyer Referral
The San Antonio Bar Association provides a lawyer referral service that matches prospective clients with attorneys practicing in the appropriate area of law.
Bexar County Legal Help
The Bexar County Community Justice Program provides free civil legal services to low-income residents. Locations and schedules of free legal clinics are included.
Bexar County Attorneys
Search a database of Bexar County attorneys by name or bar number. Results include attorney availability by date.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Forms and related information
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Driver Record Request Form
View and download a form to request your driver record, which must be supplied when requesting the Driving Safety Course. Select Record Type 3A.
Online fine payments
Pay Bexar County Justice of the Peace Fines
Pay Bexar County Justice of the Peace fines online by name and driver's license number, case number, or citation number.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.