Unformatted text preview: choose to hear or not to hear such cases. The Constitution provides for a County Court in each of the 254 counties of the State, though all such courts do not exercise judicial functions. It also provides that each county have not less than one, nor more than 16, justices of the peace, with the precincts divided according to population. Most courts hear all types of cases within their jurisdiction. In metropolitan areas, however, the district and statutory county courts tend to specialize in criminal, civil, family law, juvenile, or probate matters....
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- Law, Supreme Court of the United States, statutory county courts, commissioners court, years. State courts