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Chapter 1
JUSTICE PRECINCTS AND PRECINCT OFFICERS
Article 1Justice Precincts
  • 22-101
  • Justice precincts; formation, change or abolishment; jurisdiction
  • 22-102
  • Officers and term of office
  • 22-103
  • Presiding justice of the peace; selection
  • 22-104
  • Presiding constable; associate presiding constable; selection; duties
Article 2Justices of the Peace
  • 22-111
  • Election; term of office
  • 22-114
  • Authority to act in other precincts within the county or adjoining precincts; expenses
  • 22-115
  • Jurisdiction of successor in office
  • 22-116
  • Funds in possession of justice of the peace; deposit with county treasurer; payment to claimants; disposition of unclaimed funds
  • 22-117
  • Payment of compensation and expenses
  • 22-118
  • Failure to disburse fines or forfeitures received; classification
  • 22-119
  • Purchase of judgment; violation; classification
  • 22-120
  • Forfeiture of and disqualification from office on conviction of certain crimes
  • 22-121
  • Justices of the peace pro tempore; appointment; term; reappointment; extension of duties; powers and duties
  • 22-122
  • Qualifications of justices of the peace pro tempore; residence; compensation
  • 22-123
  • Payment of salaries and other expenses; providing facilities; judicial employees
  • 22-124
  • Custody of records filed; purging; destruction
  • 22-125
  • Justice of the peace compensation; judicial productivity credits; annual report; definitions
Article 3Constables
  • 22-131
  • Constables; powers and duties; prohibited acts
  • 22-133
  • Failure to disburse fine or forfeiture received; classification
  • 22-134
  • Purchase of judgment; violation; classification
  • 22-135
  • Forfeiture of and disqualification from office on conviction of certain crimes
  • 22-136
  • Constable ethics standards and training board
  • 22-137
  • Constable ethics standards and training board; powers and duties; judicial review; constable training; definition
  • 22-138
  • Constable ethics standards and training fund; budget
Chapter 2
CIVIL PROCEEDINGS IN JUSTICE COURTS
Article 1Jurisdiction and Venue
  • 22-201
  • Jurisdiction of civil actions
  • 22-203
  • Venue when justice is unable to act
  • 22-204
  • Change of venue; grounds
  • 22-205
  • Procedure when justice disqualified; order and transmittal of papers
Article 2Pleadings and Procedure
  • 22-216
  • Allegations required to be made by written and signed pleading
  • 22-217
  • Subpoena for attendance of witnesses; issuance; service
  • 22-219
  • Confession of judgment without issuance or service of process
  • 22-220
  • Appearance of defendant; demand or waiver of jury; time of trial; charging the jury
  • 22-223
  • Forming jury; challenges
Article 3Judgments and Executions
  • 22-241
  • Announcement and recording of verdict or decision
  • 22-245
  • Certificate required with writ of execution sent to another county
  • 22-246
  • Levy upon real property; limitation and procedure
Article 4Appeals
  • 22-261
  • Judgments that may be appealed
  • 22-264
  • Transmittal of court record and papers
  • 22-265
  • Notice to appellant for payment of fees
Article 5Fees and Costs
  • 22-284
  • Electronic filing and access; fee; county judicial collection enhancement fund
Chapter 3
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN JUSTICE COURTS
Article 1Jurisdiction and Venue
  • 22-301
  • Jurisdiction of criminal actions
  • 22-302
  • Venue when justice unable to act
  • 22-303
  • Change of venue; grounds
  • 22-304
  • Transmittal of papers upon change of venue; trial
Article 2Trial and Pre-Trial Procedure
  • 22-311
  • Commencement of action; arrest or summons; examination of witnesses
  • 22-314
  • Bail; preparation of schedule; collection; civil deposits
  • 22-321
  • Challenges to jury and jurors
  • 22-323
  • Trial before jury; charging jury on facts prohibited
  • 22-324
  • Verdict of jury; officer in charge of jury during deliberation
  • 22-325
  • Verdict; entry; several defendants; partial verdict
  • 22-326
  • Discharge of jury; retrial of action
  • 22-327
  • Acquittal; discharge of defendant; payment of costs by complainant when prosecution malicious
Article 4Judgment and Sentence
  • 22-352
  • Judgment; imprisonment for fine; limitation; lien
  • 22-353
  • Sentence of fine only; discharge of defendant
  • 22-354
  • Sentence to pay fine; custody and release of defendant
  • 22-355
  • Sentence of imprisonment; authority to enforce
Article 5 Appeals
  • 22-371
  • Right of appeal; procedure for taking appeal; transcript
  • 22-372
  • Bond on appeal; stay of sentence
  • 22-373
  • Transmittal of papers on appeal
  • 22-373.01
  • Dismissal of appeal; remand to court of origin
  • 22-374
  • Superior court trial or determination of appeal
  • 22-375
  • Limitation of appeal from superior court in action appealed from inferior court
Chapter 4
MUNICIPAL COURTS
Article 1General Provisions
  • 22-401
  • Municipal court defined
  • 22-402
  • Establishment and jurisdiction
  • 22-403
  • Presiding officer of municipal court; appointment; compensation; justice of the peace as magistrate
  • 22-404
  • Disposition of fines and forfeitures
  • 22-406
  • Civil action to recover penalty; procedure
  • 22-407
  • Failure to make payment or disbursement of fines or forfeitures received; classification
  • 22-408
  • Electronic filing and access; fee
  • 22-409
  • Days for transaction of business
Article 2Procedure
  • 22-421
  • Commencement of action; arrest or summons; examination of witnesses
  • 22-424
  • Bail; preparation of schedule; collection; civil deposits
  • 22-425
  • Jury trials and appeals in municipal courts
  • 22-427
  • Authority of city or town magistrate
  • 22-428
  • Custody of records filed; purging; destruction
  • 22-429
  • Judgment; imprisonment for fine; limitation; lien
Chapter 5
SMALL CLAIMS DIVISIONS OF JUSTICE COURTS
Article 1General Provisions
  • 22-502
  • Establishment of small claims division
  • 22-503
  • Jurisdiction; exceptions
  • 22-504
  • Transfer to justice court
  • 22-505
  • Venue of small claims actions; permissible motions; satisfaction of judgment
  • 22-507
  • Clerk of the small claims division
Article 2Pleadings and Procedure
  • 22-512
  • Parties; representation
  • 22-515
  • Setting of trials; failure to appear; continuances
  • 22-517
  • Counterclaims exceeding jurisdiction; procedures; sanctions for improper assertion
Chapter 6
HOMELESS, VETERANS AND MENTAL HEALTH COURTS
Article 1General Provisions
  • 22-601
  • Homeless, veterans and mental health courts; establishment; eligibility for referral
  • 22-602
  • Homeless, veterans and mental health courts jurisdiction; judicial officer's authority to adjudicate