Friday, August 30, 2013

Harris County Courts Say They Don't Have to Follow State Law

Motorists whom are towed within Harris County are having their rights violated by Harris County by requiring them to file a tow hearing or Justice Court suit at one location, 1201 Franklin.  When I contacted Janet Marton, County Attorney reference changes in State Law that became effective this past June, that places the jurisdiction for these types of cases at any JP within the County, she claimed a local rule and other statutes allows them this right.

But local rules don't trump State Law according several Texas Senators who voted for this change, in order to allows vehicle owners or operators to file these cases at the JP closest to where the vehicle was towed.

This issue with Harris County poses a burden on those who must drive upwards with 40 miles to contest illegal towing cases.