Precinct Two

Justice of the Peace Judge Nancy Beaty

Information related to cases filed with our court can be found by using the tabs below or the sidebar.

Payments may be made by credit / debit card (2.85% service charge applies), money order, cashier's check, cash (exact change preferred), or personal check (in state account only)

Rules of Civil Procedure Effective September 1, 2015

  1. Tickets/ Class C Misdemeanors
  2. Small Claims/ Debt Claims
  3. Evictions/ Repair & Remedy
  4. Forms
Dismissal of Tickets
Tickets for an expired driver's license, or license plate may be considered for dismissal. The expiration must be less than 60 days, and you must get the problem remedied (new license, or registration) and present proof of this to the Court not later than the 20th working day or before the defendant’s first court appearance date, whichever is later. The Judge will then consider dismissal of the ticket with a $20 fee.

Other offenses may be eligible for dismissal through completion of a Defensive Driving Course or by meeting court ordered terms for Deferred Disposition.

Plea Options
Learn about the plea choices available for traffic offenses.
Plea Options

About Class C Misdemeanors
In addition to Class C traffic offenses, the Justice of the Peace Court also handles a variety of criminal Class C misdemeanors. Some of the more common offenses include:
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Assault
  • Public Intoxication
  • Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage and/or Tobacco
  • Shoplifting
In cases involving alcohol violations, an alcohol awareness course is usually required. 

Your Options as the Accused
A defendant accused of one of these crimes has the absolute right to plead Not Guilty and request a trial by Judge or Jury. That choice is yours. You are not required to have an attorney in court, but you may hire one if you wish. The District Attorney of Rockwall County will have an attorney present to prosecute the case against you. The Judge is prohibited, by law, from discussing your ticket with you unless you have plead guilty or no contest or the District Attorney is also present.

If you choose to go to court, you are responsible for bringing all papers, pictures, and exhibits with you to the court hearing. You may also contact the Court for information on how to subpoena witnesses.

You may also plead Guilty or Nolo Contendre (no contest) and pay the fine amount or you may pursue the Defensive Driving option or complete the Application for Deferred Disposition. Defendants under 17 who receive citations are required to enter a plea in open court before the judge, with their parents.

Please call the office at (972) 204-6730 for fines. 

Payments may be made by credit / debit card (2.85% service charge applies), money order, cashier's check, cash (exact change preferred), or personal check (in state account only)

A Justice of the Peace has the authority to:
  • Issue warrants for search and arrest
  • Conduct preliminary hearings
  • Administer oaths
  • Serve as a coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner
  • Serve as a trial court judge for Class C misdemeanors
  • Serve as an administrative court judge for a variety of miscellaneous court procedures