Justice Courts handle administrative proceedings, these procedures are neither criminal nor civil, and rules of civil or criminal procedure do not generally apply.
Dangerous Dogs: These types of proceedings are covered by Subchapters A & D of Ch.822 of the Health and Safety Code.
Justice Court may hear cases where:
Disposition of Property (Property Hearing): These proceedings are covered by Chapter 47 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The purpose of these proceedings is to provide a court order stating what should be done with the personal property when: the property has been seized by law enforcement; the property is alleged to have been stolen or acquired in any illegal way, and law enforcement is not allowed to release the property without a court order. Code of Criminal Procedure Ch. 47; Art. 47.11.
Driver's License Suspension/Revocation Proceedings: The general statutes for these proceedings are found in Subchapter N of Chapter 521 of the Transportation Code. The statutes for uninsured motorist suspensions are found in Subchapter F of Chapter 601 of the Transportation Code
DPS shall suspend the person's license if it determines that any one of the following applies to the person: Transportation Code § 521.292.
(Occupations code chapter 2308.456) An owner or operator of a vehicle that has been removed and placed in a vehicle storage facility or booted without the consent of the owner or operator of the vehicle is entitled to a hearing, if the owner/operator files with the court, a written request for the hearing, before the 14th day after the vehicle was removed/booted. In computing time under this subsection, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are excluded. A hearing under this chapter shall be in the Justice Court in the County in which the vehicle was towed/booted.
The hearing shall be held in any justice court in:
Note: A person who failed to deliver a request in accordance with the Occupations Code, Section 2308.456 (a) waives the right to a hearing. All persons should consult the Texas Occupations Code Chapter 2308 for complete information.
Occupational Driver's License
An occupational license also called an essential-need license, is a special type of restricted license issued to individuals whose driver's license has been suspended, revoked, or denied for offenses other than medical or delinquent child support.
An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with an individual's:
REQUEST AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE: MUST be made to the justice, county, or district court where the individual lives or to the Court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
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