By: Beltz Law Firm
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JP 1-2 DALLAS CITATIONS
CLASS C MISDEMEANOR DALLAS
TRAFFIC TICKETS IN DALLAS COUNTY
Our clients tend to assume that any ticket received in Dallas means that it will be handled in Dallas… before you get too confused, let me explain. Tickets received in Dallas County do not always come from officers that represent the Dallas Municipal Court. Tickets can end up in one of the many Justice of the Peace Courts that are housed within the Dallas County limits. Just in case you’re wondering, there are 12 possible courts, no including Dallas Municipal, that your citation could originate from.
Justice of the Peace 1-2 Dallas is home to the Honorable Judge Valencia Nash and is located in Lancaster. Their physical address is 107 Texas St, Lancaster, TX 75146. They can be reached at (972) 228-2272 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. General information can be found at the county website.
Citations out of a Justice of the Peace Court generally begin with the letter combination of JT and usually end in the letter K in JP 1-2. More often than not we move cases from this court to the county court for Dallas as it allows is better results in a single location. Your benefit comes from having time to save up for any fines and court costs assessed for your citation as well as allowing you ample time to get any proof that can assist with resolving the case.
A citation carries many headaches and effects if not handled correctly so take a moment and get familiar with what you could be up against. Dallas is known for warrant round-ups, scofflaws, and active participation in the surcharge program. They are also known for placing holds on the license if the cases are not handled correctly. Read our previous blog for information on how to address these holds. If your case has gone into a warrant status, or even if it has not, give us a call to have an experienced and knowledgeable staff assist you with your citation.