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COUNTYWIDE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE


Judge Robert J. Nash

Mrs. Renea McMillan, Court Admin

Mailing Address: 
100 W. Liveoak St. Ste. 103 
Coleman, Texas 76834 
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 
Phone:  325-625-4223 (no voicemail)
Fax: 325-625-4154
Email:  
justice@co.coleman.tx.us

The Justice of the Peace is an Elected Public Official who serves to ensure county residents have a means to file, and have heard, various civil litigation matters such as: Evictions, Small Claims, and Civil Lawsuits for up to $10,000.  The Office of Justice of the Peace adjudicates citations and complaints filed by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol; the Coleman County Sheriff's Office; and, the Texas Game Warden for offenses that occur within Coleman County.

The Countywide Justice of the Peace for Coleman County, Texas is the lead Magistrate for the County in conducting Code of Criminal Procedures, Chapter 15.17 Hearings where defendants rights are stated and the bail amount is set for any level, misdemeanors and felonies, charges filed by law enforcement. The Judge also serves to decide and issue administrative, misdemeanor and felony warrants for: arrests and searches, blood warrants, emergency protective orders, and mental health commitment orders.  The Judge also conducts Administrative License Review (ALR) Hearings and Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Hearings for the Texas Department of Public Safety to determine license suspensions and revocations.

The Justice of the Peace for Coleman County also serves as the Chief Medical Examiner for most deaths that occur within Coleman County.  The Judge is called out to each and every scene to personally view the deceased and take account of the factors for a Death Inquest.  It is the responsibility of the Judge to order autopsies as deemed necessary and to file death certificates with the State of Texas Registry.  

Justice Court appeals are heard by the Constitutional County Court.  The Coleman County Justice of the Peace does not conduct wedding ceremonies.

The court may be able to offer alternatives to satisfying levied fines for Class C Misdemeanors. It is the responsibility of the defendant to contact the court to seek alternatives and to provide evidence of indigent status. The court offers extensions of time to pay and community service, and in extreme cases waivers of fines and costs.  Defendants may be able to have a citation dismissed by invoking their right to take a Driver Safety Course (Defensive Driving) or the Judge may offer Deferred Adjudication.

Commercial Drivers: Class B or A CDL License holders are not authorized, by law, to have a citation dismissed by a Driver Safety Course or by Deferral.

This court does not utilize voicemail.  

USER FORMS FOR DOWLOAD

CIVIL DEBT/SMALL CLAIMS CASES
CIVIL/EVICTION CASES
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC CASES
MISCELLANEOUS
Steps to File a Small or Debt Claim Suit.pdf
Steps to File an Eviction Suit.pdf
Request Ticket Dismissal with a Driver Safety Course.pdf
Petition for Occupational Driver License.pdf
Petition -- Debt Claim Case.pdf
Petition -- Eviction Case.pdf Defendants Plea of Not Guilty.pdf
Application for Emergency Detention MHMR.pdf
Petition -- Small Claims.pdf
Eviction Case Answer Form for Defendant.pdf
Defendants Plea Of Guilty or Nolo.pdf
Alternatives to Payment of Fine and Costs.pdf
Debt or Small Claims Answer Form for Defendant.pdf

Affidavit_of_Indigency.pdf
Petition to Expunge Arrest Record.pdf
Inability to Afford Court Costs.pdf
CIVIL/REPAIR & REMEDY CASES
TRUANCY CASES Helpful Information to Get Your Driver License Back in Good Sta.pdf

Petition -- Repair and Remedy Case.pdf
Rights Information Sheet - Truancy.pdf
 Repair and Remedy Case Answer Form for Defendant.pdf  Answer - Truant Conduct.pdf

SENATE BILL 1369 - OCA REPORTS

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