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Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

The justice of the peace presides over the court that is most accessible to the average citizen. Justices of the peace hear misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only and can hear most civil cases in which the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000The justice of the peace also performs the functions of a magistrate and conducts inquests. In addition, a justice of the peace may issue warrants for search and arrest. Justices of the peace also issue civil process, conduct preliminary hearings, administer oaths, perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no medical examiner. The justice of the peace may also conduct inquests.
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1 - What do you regard as the role of a justice of the peace?

2 - How do you ensure cases are heard in a timely manner and justice is served?

3 - Do you believe that all citizens have adequate access to legal assistance in the legal system? If not, what can be done to provide wider and better access?

4 – In your view, is the Driver Responsibility Program working well? What are its strengths and/or weaknesses?

5 – Given the pace of population growth in the county, would you recommend adjustments to the precincts served by the county’s justice of the peace system? Explain your answer.

6 - If elected, what measurable goals would you work to achieve?

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