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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

 

APPEALS

 

In Texas Justice of the Peace courts, all appeals are to the Constitutional County Court or County Court at Law, if the county has one.

 

A person appeals when they (the Appellant) have delivered an Appeal Bond that is:

In the amount ordered by the trial court

Signed by the Appellant

Signed by the number of sureties required

Approvable by the court

 

If there is no bond the court has approved, there is no appeal.

 

Appeals from Justice of the Peace Courts (Criminal) are to be made within ten days of the judgment.

 

Appeals from MOST civil cases, including Small Claims are to be made within ten days of the judgment being signed.

 

Appeals from Eviction Cases must be made within five (5) days.

 

All appeal trials are De Novo or as if the first trial never took place.

 

There is an appeal form provided for each of the courts in this section.

 
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