Magistrates Sample Clauses

Magistrates. The appointment and removal of Magistrate I and II duties shall be at the sole discretion of the Judge. It is the Court’s policy that Magistrates receive a minimum of two (2) hours call-in pay for those occasions when it is necessary for the Magistrates to come in during non-working hours.
Magistrates. All criminal complaints in Texas are directed to “some magistrate.” It was intended that magistrates, as a member of the Judicial branch of government, stand between the Executive branch and the people. This provision has been in law since the signing of the first Magna Carta in 1215 A.D. All complaints against free persons were required to be presented to a magistrate. The Executive, in its capacity as the enforcer of the law, had authority to investigate crime and arrest citizens on an onsite offense or and existing warrant.
Magistrates. Magistrates are supervised by the Chief District Court Judge. The on-duty magistrate is the point of entry for the alleged victim seeking: (a) an arrest warrant for a crime of domestic violence, and (b) a civil domestic violence protective order when court is not in session. For the latter, the magistrate may issue an ex parte order on the authority of the Chief District Court Judge, or another on-call judge. A listing of judges, with contact information, will be maintained at the magistrates’ office and they will be contacted prior to entry or denial of a request for relief. While magistrates should be knowledgeable about domestic violence, they perform a judicial function and do not advocate for either side. At least a quarterly lunch meeting of Domestic Court judges and magistrates will be arranged by a designee of the District Court judges. The chair of the Domestic Violence Committee, operating under the auspices of the District Court, will have responsibility for assuring this meeting occurs.
Magistrates. Article 2.09 lists persons who are magistrates. Included in that list are municipal judges and mayors. Being a magistrate increases the authority of municipal judges. The authority of amagistrate is countywide while a municipal judge’s jurisdiction only extends to the territoriallimits of the city and to property owned by the city in the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction. The following is a list of some of the statutes contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for magistrate duties that municipal judges as magistrates may perform:• issue peace bonds (Chapter 7);• accept complaints and issue warrants for Class A and B misdemeanors and felonies (Chapter 15);• inform defendants of their rights regardless of the classification of the offense (commonly called magistration) (Article 15.17);• conduct examining trials (for the purpose of determining probable cause in a felony) (Chapter 16);• set bail (Chapter 17);• issue orders of emergency protection (Article 17.292);• issue search warrants (Chapter 18); and• issue a warrant for a fugitive from justice from another state (Chapter 51).
Magistrates. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 2.09 Who Are MagistratesEach of the following officers is a magistrate within the meaning of this Code: … the judges of the municipal courts of incorporated cities or towns. Nevertheless, municipal judges, among others, separately perform duties as a “magistrate” that do not directly correspond to the prosecution of a criminal case, and which include informing an arrested person of his rights and setting bail. See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 14.06 (Must take offender before magistrate); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 15.17 (Duties of arresting officer and magistrate).
Magistrates. Effective July 2000, the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel undertook the responsibility of handling complaints against magistrates. SeeC.R.C.P. 251.1(b). In the year 2006, the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel received 60 complaints against magistrates. See Table 24.

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