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Information about Criminal Cases

Methods of Payment

When paying in person, the court accepts the following:

Cash

Cashier's Check, payable to the Justice of the Peace

Money Order, payable to the Justice of the Peace

Bank Card (debit card)

Credit Card

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

When paying by mail:

Cashier's Check, payable to Justice of the Peace (note Precinct and Place Number)

Money Order, payable to Justice of the Peace (note Precinct and Place Number)

Please do not mail cash

Note: The court cannot accept credit card payments for the following:

Cash Bonds

Appeal Bonds

Restitution

Payments by Mail

The court does not accept any personal or business checks for payments of any fines.

Time Payments

If you need to make arrangement for a Time Payment, you will need to visit the court. If you request to pay over a period of more than 30 days, a $25.00 Time Payment Fee must be assessed. This time payment fee is required by state law.

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General Information

This information is furnished to you to provide basic information relative to the law governing procedures for criminal cases in the Harris County Justice Courts.

The Harris County Justices of the Peace and the Clerks of the Harris County Justice Courts are not allowed to give legal advice. You are urged to review the applicable laws and to consult an attorney of your choice for further information or answers to specific legal questions.

You have the right to a trial by a jury and to be represented by an attorney of your choice, or to represent yourself.

Disclaimer: The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.