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This page lists online resources for the Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8 - Place 1, online resources applicable to courts generally in Harris County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.



 

Searching Case Records

Harris County Justice of the Peace Case Records
Search Harris County criminal and civil Justice of the Peace case records by case number, name, date of birth, drivers license, and court. If a traffic case is eligible, fines may be paid or Driving Safety Course applications may be submitted by clicking the appropriate icon in the search result.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Case Data Extracts
Search and download data extracts of Harris County Justice of the Peace criminal, traffic, and civil cases by type of extract, court, case type, data format, and date range. Glossaries of data codes and file layout specifications are available in table format.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Outstanding Bond Forfeiture Judgments
View Harris County Justice of the Peace Court outstanding bond forfeiture judgments by court number, case number, defendant name, surety name, judgment date, and amount due.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Harris County Criminal Court Case Information
Search Harris County criminal offender information, including jail status and next court appearance, by offense/incident number, SPN, case type or case number.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Docket
Search Harris County Justice of the Peace court dockets by precinct and date.

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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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

Harris County Law Library
Information regarding the Harris County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Search the library catalog online or view legal research resources.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Small Claims
View general information and instructions to file a small claims case in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Evictions
View general information and instructions to file an eviction case in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Justice Court Suits
View information and instructions on filing a Justice Court suit in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic citations in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Bad Check Cases
View information about bad check cases in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Criminal Cases
View information about non-traffic criminal cases in Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Harris County Crime Victim Information
View information and resources for victims of crime in Harris County, including law enforcement information and contacts, District Attorney links, the Community Supervision (probation) Victim Assistance Program, and telephone numbers for crisis, counseling, shelters, legal assistance, and many other resources.
Harris County Juvenile Mental Health Court
View information about the Harris County Juvenile Mental Health Court program, which provides an alternative to the criminal justice system for juvenile defendants with mental health problems.
Harris County Juvenile Services
View information about services available to juvenile defendants in Harris County, including prevention programs, intake screening, mental health services, deferred prosecution, probation, restitution, community service, and education.
Harris County Victim Help
The Harris County District Attorney's Office offers information about its services for crime victims, victims' rights, and family violence. Links to criminal case information, unclaimed restitution, downloadable brochures, and additional resources and agencies are included.
Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Rules
View the local rules of Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.
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 information on residential foreclosure prevention resources in Texas, including a directory of housing counseling agencies and a general guide to avoiding foreclosure.
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.
Court Rules
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

Harris County Free Legal Help
Information regarding the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Harris County in civil matters, including family law, housing, and other areas.
Harris County Legal Services Options
View information on various legal help options in Harris County, including paid options like Lawyer Referral, and free options like Legal Advice Clinics and LegalLine, which provides free legal advice over the telephone.
Free Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney in 72 counties in Texas and four counties in southwest Arkansas.
Houston Area Lawyer Referral
The Houston Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee, reduced fees, 24-hour on-call lawyers, and referrals to social service agencies are also available.
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

Harris County Justice of the Peace Court Forms
View and download Harris County Justice of the Peace Court forms including criminal, civil, traffic, and eviction.
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

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.


 
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