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1. Can I get an attorney for a civil matter?
2. Can I choose an attorney?
3. Do services provided by Indigent Defense cost anything?

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1. Does this Court handle Criminal cases?
2. Where can I find online records for misdemeanor criminal cases filed in Wise County?
3. Are all records open to the public?

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1. Who can I call if I have a question about Family Law?
2. Which Judge hears Family Law Cases?
3. How do I get a trial setting?
4. Do you require mediation before hearing of a case?
5. Do you automatically appoint a guardian ad litem?

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1. Can I get an attorney for a civil matter?
2. Can I choose an attorney?
3. Do services provided by Indigent Defense cost anything?

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1. Does this Court handle Criminal cases?
2. Where can I find online records for misdemeanor criminal cases filed in Wise County?
3. Are all records open to the public?

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1. Who can I call if I have a question about Family Law?
2. Which Judge hears Family Law cases?
3. How do I get a trial setting?
4. Do you require mediation before hearing of a case?
5. Do you automatically appoint a guardian ad litem?

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1. Who can I call if I have a question about Probate or Guardianship Law?
2. Which Judge hears Probate or Guardianship Cases?
3. How do I get a court date or trial setting?
4. Do I have to have an attorney represent me in a probate or guardianship proceeding?
5. What is a pro se?
6. As an executor, how would I be representing the interests of others?
7. Can I still serve as an executor, administrator or guardian even though I am not a lawyer?

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1. Where can I find online records for misdemeanor criminal cases filed in Wise County?
2. How can I obtain a criminal background search?
3. What is the mailing address and the location of your office?
4. Are all records open to the public?

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1. How to probate a will?
2. How to get a Letter of Testamentary?
3. Is it necessary to probate a will?
4. Does the Clerk’s Office supply forms?
5. How do you file an Occupational Drivers License?
6. What is the cost to file a Civil Case?
7. What is the cost to file a Probate Case?
8. What is the jurisdictional limit of the Probate / Civil Courts?
9. Can anyone make copies of a Mental Health file?
10. How to search for a Person by name or older file?
11. Can your office recommend an attorney?

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1. What is Crime Stoppers?
2. How does it work?
3. How are the rewards paid?
4. Does it work?
5. Who benefits?

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1. How do I file for divorce?
2. How much is the fee to file a pleading?
3. What can I do if I can not afford an attorney?
4. What form of payment is accepted?
5. How long does it take to get a divorce?
6. Where do I file Civil or Family pleadings?
7. How can I have child support payments taken out of my paycheck?
8. How do I get a trial setting?

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1. Do I have to e-File?
2. Do I have to use an Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP)?
3. Do I need to sign up for eService?
4. What if I am filing a case with an Affidavit of Indigency? Or I have been court appointed to represent a litigant? How are the fees handled?
5. May I include more than one document for filing per submission?
6. My document has two cause numbers listed. Do I need to submit the document twice?
7. My motion needs the hearing date and time entered. How is that completed?
8. How do I submit proposed orders?
9. There is not a "filing code" which fits my document title exactly. What do I choose?
10. What if I am not sure if my document requires a filing fee?

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1. Is the new system based on a touch screen, like some ATMs?
2. I have never been able to vote without someone helping me. Will someone be there to help me with this new system?
3. How can we sure this system is working as it should be?
4. How do I know that the way the electronic voting system recorded my vote is the same way I intended to cast my vote?
5. Does the system have a paper trail?
6. What if a recount is necessary?
7. How do I know my votes are private and that there is not a database in the computer somewhere that records how I have voted?
8. What if I change my mind or make a mistake after I have pressed the enter button?
9. What if I want to skip a contest?
10. What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?
11. How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?
12. If the power fails or if there is some other computer failure will my vote be lost?

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1. Who issues Building Permits in Wise County?
2. Who do I apply with for Tax exemptions, like homestead or agricultural?
3. I would like to know who owns the Mineral Rights to a piece of Property, how do I find out? I need to update my address or information, who do I contact?
4. Who do I contact about Probate filings?
5. I want to find tax Information on a Manufactured Home. Who do I contact?
6. What public online information is available?
7. Can I renew my vehicle registration online?
8. What are the Animal Laws in Wise County?
9. I am looking for County Deed Records. Are these online?
10. Who do I contact about county road repairs?
11. Who do I contact with concerns about a drilling site?
12. Is it legal to shoot firearms on my property in the county?
13. Where do I get a Marriage License? Where do I get a copy of my Birth Certificate or a copy of a Death Certificate? Where do I file for a DBA Certificate?

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1. What are the fees charged by the Justice Court?
2. Can the Justice Court help?
3. Do I need a lawyer?

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1. What are the fees charged by the Justice Court?
2. Can the Justice Court help?
3. How are criminal cases filed?

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1. Do I have to drive to Decatur to the Justice of the Peace Office?
2. Do I need to make a payment today? How much?
3. What happens if I do not contact the Court and execute my Court ordered payment plan?
4. What happens if I do not fill out my application in full?
5. Will the information I give on the application be verified and checked?
6. What happens if I do not tell the truth on the application?
7. During the 10 days after sentencing and before I must enter a payment plan, can I pay it off in full early? How?
8. What happens if I make a payment and forget to make the rest?
9. How long do I have to pay out my fines, court costs and fees?

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1. Can’t we just pay the fine and be done with it?
2. Can my child come to court alone so I don’t have to take off work?
3. How should my child plead?
4. Will my child have a record?
5. What does “expunction” mean?
6. Can my child have a court appointed attorney to represent him/her?
7. Can I speak for my child at trial?
8. How much will my child have to pay?
9. How does community service work?
10. Where can I find an alcohol or tobacco class?

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1. What is an occupational license?
2. Is the court order the occupational license?
3. Can I get my $41 filing fee refunded if the License is not granted?

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1. I plead not guilty, now what?
2. How should I dress for court?
3. How can I pay a fine? Does the court accept personal checks?
4. There is a hold on my Driver’s License. When will it be released?
5. What precinct am I in? Which office do I contact?
6. What happens if I miss an appearance date?
7. Is a phone call equal to an appearance? Can I make arrangements by phone?
8. How do I know where to file suit?
9. What must I bring to court?

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1. What is an occupational license?
2. Is the court order the occupational license?
3. Can I get my $46 filing fee refunded if the License is not granted?

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1. What is an occupational license?
2. Is the court order the occupational license?
3. Can I get my $41 filing fee refunded if the License is not granted?

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1. What types of identification are needed?
2. What is the age requirement to get married?
3. Is there a waiting period before the license can be used?
4. How long is the Marriage License good for?
5. How much does it cost to obtain a marriage license?