Support Matt Hayes for Precinct 7 Justice of the Peace
During his 8 years on the bench, Matt was referred to as "the perfect JP" (by a state official familiar with all 822 JPs in the state) for his work with returning truants to school, teaching judges and clerks for the state agency and the innumerable accolades for how well he treated everyone in the courtroom.
The office of Justice of the Peace is provisioned by the Texas Constitution to preside over the Justice Court.
In less populous counties, the JP also serves as the coroner (determines the cause and manner of death and issue death certificates), reads rights to prisoners and sets bonds at the county jail. Tarrant County has a medical examiner for handling deaths and magistrates specifically for dealing with prisoners. When Matt was JP, the court handled 11,000 cases a year and was also the busiest truancy court in the State of Texas.
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