Mitigation may take the form of a reduction in the presumptive fine, the ability to make incremental payments, or any other requests a defendant may have of the Court.
FAQ Topic: Justice Court
Sherman County Justice Court is the judicial branch of county government. It processes citations issued by law enforcement agencies for traffic violations, boating violations, fish and game violations, and other civil violations. The Court also handles small claims and eviction actions, and the Court’s Justice of the Peace performs weddings as the schedule permits.
The Justice Court judge is Justice of the Peace Shandie Johnson.
Small Claims of $10,000.00 or less can be filed in Justice Court, provided at least one of the parties resides in Sherman County. Claims exceeding $10,000.00 must be filed in Circuit Court. Eviction actions also can be filed in Justice Court.
The Sherman County Justice Court’s Justice of the Peace typically performs weddings during Sherman County Courthouse business hours. There is no charge and you may contact the Justice Court office, at (541) 565-3572, to arrange a date and time. Justice court hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. … Continued
If you qualify for the Court’s Traffic Diversion Program, you may be able to keep a ticket off your record. You can apply with the Traffic Diversion Application.
Payments may be made in person, through the mail, over the phone, or online. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, and credit/debit card. Select the “Make a Payment” option on any FAQ page, or select the payment icon at the bottom of the Justice Court page, to make a payment … Continued
Because citations filed into the Justice Court are for violations rather than traffic crimes, you are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney. However, you are entitled to seek representation at your own expense.
If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation or some other form of violation, there are important steps that you must follow. You are innocent until proven guilty and you have the right to defend yourself or to obtain an attorney for your defense. Because these are not criminal charges, you are not … Continued
Sherman County Justice Court is the judicial branch of county government. It processes citations issued by law enforcement agencies for traffic violations, boating violations, fish and game violations, and other civil violations. The Court also handles small claims and eviction actions. Meanwhile, the Court’s Justice of the Peace can perform weddings as time allows.