Randall County Annex
4111 S. Georgia, Suite 100
Amarillo, Texas 79110
The Justice of the Peace court has Jurisdiction over:
· Class C Misdemeanor cases
· Issuing warrants for arrest
· Administrative magistrate hearings
· Driver's license suspensions
· Marriage ceremonies
· Emergency protective orders
· Acts as the county coroner
Melanie Mihm (Chief Clerk)
Theresa Byrd (Justice Court Clerk)
Kristi Ferris(Justice Court Clerk)
Judge Clay Houdashell and his staff would like to familiarize you with the Court and Court protocol. If you have business with the Court, we would ask that you follow these simple rules:
u Please wear appropriate clothing. This would be the same type of clothing you would wear to a job interview.
u Please be on time. If you are late for your hearing, you will have to file for another court date.
u When the Judge enters the Courtroom it is customary to rise and remain standing until the Judge is seated. At that time you may be seated.
u You will be treated with dignity and respect.
u If you are acting as your own attorney please bring any documents or evidence that may support your case.
u It is appropriate to address the Judge as “Your Honor or Judge”.
u You may address others involved as Sir, Mr., Miss, Mrs., Ms. Etc. First names can be used for a child when the child is 14 years of age or younger.
u The Judge may ask you to approach the bench. Please do not lean on the bench.
u Each person will have time to present his or her case. Please be respectful to the person who is testifying.
u Visitors are requested to refrain from talking in the courtroom while a case is being heard.
u The Court recognizes the fact that students like to wear “trendy” clothes. Some of this apparel is not appropriate for the Courtroom. We expect you to come before the Court in clothing that would be appropriate for your class pictures. We have the same “Dress Code” as your school does.
u Weapons are prohibited in the Randall County Annex. The only exception is Law Enforcement Officers. ALL PARTIES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH
u The “Courtroom” also includes the reception/foyer area, jury, and/or any office space assigned to the Justice Court.
u Please extend the same courtesies to others in the Courtroom that you would expect if you were having a case heard.
u Food and drinks are not allowed in the Courtroom.
u If possible please do not bring small infants or young children into the Courtroom unless the child is necessary for the case.
u Pagers and cellular phones must be turned off in the Courtroom.
u No recording devices are allowed without Judicial approval.
u Please do not deface the furniture in the Annex.
My staff and I wish to thank you for visiting out web site. If you have any questions about the Court please contact us at the Randall County Annex.
Judge Clay Houdashell
Documents of Interest
FORMS AND INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF HELP:
Criminal – Traffic
q Traffic Violation Information/Plea Form View
q Violations & Fines View
q License & Weight View
q Your Rights in Court View
q Plea Form View
q Driving Safety Course Application Form View
q Driving Safety Course Checklist View
q Alcohol Beverage Fine Schedule View