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Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1

Robert C. Hernandez


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Courtesy Letter Pamphlet

Stacy Lawler
Court Clerk
Menard County Justice of the Peace

Email: stacy.lawler@co.menard.tx.us


Mailing Address:

Menard County Justice of the Peace  

PO Box 1095
Menard, TX 76859

Physical Address:

Menard County Courthouse   

206 E San Saba Ave
Menard, TX 76859

Phone: 325-396-2239

Fax: 325-396-2791


Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday  8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 5:00

Fridays                     8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00          

Phone Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 5:00

Fridays:                 8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00


About Judge Hernandez

Judge Robert C. Hernandez is in his seventeenth year of office in Menard County. 
He was elected in 2002, and sworn into office in January of 2003.  He is a lifelong resident of Menard County.

About the Justice of the Peace
The office of the Justice of the Peace was created by the Constitution. The Justice presides over Criminal Class C Misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors include, but are not limited to offenses found in the Traffic Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Alcohol & Beverage Code. Civil Justice Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000 and a Small Claims Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000. In addition the Justice presides over numerous administrative actions, such as appeals on the concealed handgun permits driver license suspensions, peace bonds, illegal lockouts, illegal towing, magistration, and search warrants. The Justice is on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for emergency mental warrants, search warrants, arrest warrants or death inquests.