What is JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP)?

Conserving peace, serving as a magistrate, minor or summary offense hearing to determine charges, signing arrest and search warrants, administering oaths, taking statutory declarations, and carrying out civil functions like performing marriage ceremonies, are all likely duties of this appointed lay judicial officer.

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