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Sec. 19. Justice of the peace courts shall have original jurisdiction in criminal matters of misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only, exclusive jurisdiction in civil matters where the amount in controversy is two hundred dollars or less, and such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law. Justices of the peace shall be ex officio notaries public.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Constitution of the State of Texas 1876 Art. 5, § 19. Justices of the peace; jurisdiction; appeals; ex officio notaries public; times and places of holding court - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/constitution-of-the-state-of-texas-1876/const-sect-19-nr4/
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