Justice of the Peace 4-2

Criminal Forms

Irving Office – 841 W. Irving Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060
(214) 589-7000 Main • (214) 589-7048 Fax
Office E-mail: JP42Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday


CRIMINAL FORMS & INFORMATION

Frequently, the Court receives calls from parties who are asking for legal advice. Please note that the Court cannot give legal advice and does not represent any party in a claim before this Court.

Requests will not be considered over the phone. If you wish to make a request of the court, please place what you are needing in writing and mail or fax it to the court.

The Justice of the Peace court has jurisdiction to hear class C misdemeanor, non-jailable offenses. The court processes approximately 5,000 tickets including traffic, truancy(failure to attend school), tollway violations, issuance of a bad check, fare evasion, minor in possession, and minor in consumption.

For legal advice please consult a competent attorney. You may find a local attorney through the Texas Bar website (www.TexasBar.com) or Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (www.lanwt.org / Phone: Intake Hotline: 888-529-5277 Parental Access & Visitation Hotline: 866-292-4636).

RESOURCES
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Adobe Acrobat Required   
Texas Rules of Evidence Adobe Acrobat Required   
Texas Statutes & Constitution (Click Here)
COMMONLY USED FORMS
Criminal Appeal Bonds Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
Inability to Pay Costs Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required

PAY ONLINE
Fines may be paid in person or by mail by cashier’s check, cash, money order, credit card, or debit card.  The mailing and physical address of the court is Justice of the Peace 4-2, 841 West Irving Blvd, Irving TX 75060.  Cashier’s checks or money orders should be made payable to Dallas County Judge Katy Hubener, Justice of the Peace 4-2.  Do not mail cash.  Personal checks are not accepted for fines and court costs for issuance of a bad check.

Fines may be paid online at click here.  You will need your case number to make a payment. Please put your case number on your payments.  If you have misplaced your case number, please call the court at 214-589-7000.

There is a one time, time payment fee of $25.00 added to cases if the cases are not paid in full within 30 days of entering a plea.  A collection fee of 30% of the total cost owed is added to cases if no activity, such as a payment, occurs within 60 days.

The Texas Department of Transportation may place an administrative hold on your driver’s license if a traffic ticket remains unpaid.  This means that a driver’s license cannot be renewed until the full fine, court cost, and Omni fee is paid in full.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
You have the right to successfully complete a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course if you were charged with: failure to obey warning signs under Transportation Code § 472.022; a misdemeanor traffic offense under Subtitle C, Title 7, Transportation Code , or operation of a motor vehicle by a minor under Transportation Code § 729.001 (a)(3).  There are some instances where you are unable to take a driver safety course.  To find out your options click here.

FAILURE TO PAY TOLL
If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, present a receipt for restitution of toll(s) from the North Texas Tollway Authority on or before your appearance date.  With restitution paid, the court may reduce the fine and court cost.  To obtain a receipt for payment of tolls from the NTTA, contact: North Texas Tollway Authority Phone (972) 818-6882, www.ntta.org.  If you do not wish to enter a plea of guilty or no contest and desire a trial in this matter, you must make a personal appearance before this court on or before your appearance date.

ISSUANCE OF A BAD CHECK
If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, present a receipt for restitution of the check from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.  To obtain a receipt for payment of restitution contact the Dallas County District Attorney – Check Division.  The phone number is (214) 653-3672.  The office is located at:

Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 Riverfront Blvd, LB 19 11th Floor
Dallas TX 75207-4399


JUVENILES & MINORS
If you are younger than 17 years of age or if you received a citation prior to your 17th birthday or you are under the age of 18 and charged with an alcohol or tobacco related offense, you must appear before the court with a parent, guardian or managing conservator.  A plea must be entered in open court before the Judge.  Please contact the court to make an appointment.  The number is 214-589-7000.