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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Denton County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
Searching Case Records
Denton County Case Records
Search Denton County District Court, County Criminal Court, County Court at Law, Probate Court, and Justice of the Peace case records and other public county records related to criminal cases.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Denton County Court Calendars
Search Denton County District Court, County Court at Law, County Criminal Court, Probate Court, and Justice of the Peace Court calendars. First select your court, then select Court Calendar to search by attorney name, case number, date range, judicial officer, or party name.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Civil Forms
View and download forms for use in civil cases in Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.
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.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
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.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Pay Denton County Justice of the Peace Fines and Fees
Pay Denton County Justice of the Peace fines and fees online. Review all instructions, then select the appropriate court. A convenience fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Teen Court
View information Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders. Links to additional local teen courts are included.
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, including Driving Safety Course and deferred disposition, with links to forms.
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Civil Suits
View information about civil suits in Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, including small claims, debt claims, repair and remedy, and evictions, with links to forms.
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Civil Judgment and Protective Order Information
View and download information packets about civil judgment collection and protective orders in Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.
Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Bad Check Cases
View information about bad check cases in Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, with links to the form and information packet.
Denton County Victim Help
The Denton County Sheriff's Office provides the Crime Victims Bill of Rights, information about family violence, and a list of victims' resources with phone numbers.
Denton County Victim Assistance
The Denton County District Attorney's Victims' Assistance Division offers information about victims' rights, notification of offender custody and court status, contacts for services, links to additional online resources, and a list of additional resources with phone numbers.
Denton County Law Library
View information regarding Denton County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
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.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
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.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of adult and juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
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.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer issues, 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.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county is provided.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Denton County Hot Check Collection
The Denton County District Attorney's Office offers information about hot check prosecution and collection, including information for both hot-check writers and merchants, and links to required forms.
Denton County Lawyers
Search the Denton County Bar Association membership by lawyer's name or area of practice.
Fort Worth Area Lawyer Referral
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by phone, e-mail, or online form in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. An initial consultation is also available for a small fee, which can be waived if the case is taken on contingency.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.