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AGO Opinions with Topic: JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
AGO 1958 No. 188 >  May 5, 1958
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - DETERMINATION OF NUMBER IN CITIES OF OVER 5,000
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- DETERMINATION OF NUMBER IN CITIES OF OVER 5,000 The constitutional provision for electing salaried justices of the peace in cities of over 5,000 is self-executing; and the county auditor or the board of county commissioners has the power to determine when a city has attained a population of 5,000 entitling it to elect a salaried justice of the peace at the next regular election subject to review by the courts in a proper proceeding.
AGO 1960 No. 117 >  May 3, 1960
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - RECALL - SUFFICIENCY OF CHARGES IN PETITION FOR RECALL AS CONSTITUTING MISFEASANCE, MALFEASANCE, OR VIOLATION OF OATH OF OFFICE
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - RECALL - SUFFICIENCY OF CHARGES IN PETITION FOR RECALL AS CONSTITUTING MISFEASANCE, MALFEASANCE, OR VIOLATION OF OATH OF OFFICE The charges upon which a demand for recall of a justice of the peace is based must relate to the performance of an official act by the justice of the peace and must not be so lacking in particularity as to render the charges vague and unclear.
AGO 1957 No. 122 >  September 26, 1957
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - GARNISHMENTS - EXEMPTION OF WAGES - APPLICABLE TO SUPERIOR AND JUSTICE COURTS
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- GARNISHMENTS ‑- EXEMPTION OF WAGES -- APPLICABLE TO SUPERIOR AND JUSTICE COURTS The wage exemption statute (RCW 7.32.280) is applicable to garnishment proceedings in both superior and justice courts.
AGO 1955 No. 122 >  July 29, 1955
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - VIOLATIONS - VENUE - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE ‑- VIOLATIONS ‑- VENUE ‑- JUSTICES OF THE PEACE The venue provision of RCW 46.52.100 (§ 2, chapter 393, Laws of 1955, applies to all violations of the motor vehicle code.
AGO 1955 No. 118 >  July 20, 1955
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - VENUE IN JUSTICE COURT - PRIOR CONVICTIONS IN CHARGES UNDER DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE STATUTE - CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH SUPERIOR COURT IN VIOLATIONS UNDER ACT - DUTY OF PROSECUTING OFFICIAL RELATIVE TO ACCUSED'S RECORD - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED PRIOR TO REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE ‑- VENUE IN JUSTICE COURT ‑- PRIOR CONVICTIONS IN CHARGES UNDER DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE STATUTE ‑- CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH SUPERIOR COURT IN VIOLATIONS UNDER ACT ‑- DUTY OF...

1. Venue in justice courts for all violations under the motor vehicle code (Title 46 RCW) shall be in one of the two nearest justice courts in incorporated cities and towns nearest to the point the violation allegedly occurred. 2, 3 & 4. Prior convictions in the state of Washington within a period of five years for driving under the influence, whether under the present act or the former act, must be alleged in the complaint or information where the increased penalties provided by the new act are to be invoked.

AGO 1955 No. 35 >  March 2, 1955
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - IN FIRST CLASS CITIES - PRIVATE PRACTICE OR BUSINESS
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- IN FIRST CLASS CITIES ‑- PRIVATE PRACTICE OR BUSINESS.

A justice of the peace in a first class city may indulge in private practice or business if it does not interfere with the full performance of his duties during the normal hours of his court.

AGO 1951 No. 89 >  July 20, 1951
JUSTICE COURT DISTRICTS - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - NUMBER OF - QUALIFICATIONS
JUSTICE COURT DISTRICTS ‑- JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- NUMBER OF ‑- QUALIFICATIONS

(1) When an incorporated city of less than 5,000 population joins a justice court district, the electors of the city then become electors of the justice court district, and thereafter only one justice of the peace shall be elected by all of the district electors to serve the entire districts.(2) The qualifications of a justice of the peace serving incorporated cities of less than 5,000 in population not becoming a part of a justice court district are the same as existed prior to the enactment of chapter 156, Laws of 1951.

AGO 1950 No. 383 >  November 14, 1950
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - FEES FOR TAKING BAIL
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- FEES FOR TAKING BAIL A non-salaried justice of the peace is entitled to a fee of seventy-five cents for taking recognizance of bail in the situation where a traffic violator promises to appear and then posts bail.
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