John D. Kinard, District Clerk
Clerk Warns Citizens of Jury Fraud
Clerk, John D. Kinard, warns the citizens of Galveston County against
individuals perpetrating jury fraud. Criminals, pretending to be a local
law enforcement officer, are calling citizens stating that they have failed to
appear for jury duty and they owe a large sum of money as a fine for failing to
Kinard states that under no circumstances will a member of our staff, court
staff, or a law enforcement officer ever call a citizen to advise that a fine
is owed, and make arrangements for the payment of the same. Any formal
notification of a fine would come in written form.
citizens who receives a call which appears to be suspicious to them is
encouraged to notify their local law enforcement agency. They may also
call the District Clerk’s Jury Clerk at (409) 766-2319 with any questions or
The District Clerk is designated as the custodian of all records relating to or lawfully deposited in the clerk's office. These records include all court pleadings and papers that are part of any cause of action, civil or criminal, in the courts served by the District Clerk. In addition, the clerk is required to index and secure all court records, collect filing fees, and handle funds awarded to minor.
Robert Durst Criminal Cases Now Available
The documents in connection with the Robert Durst cases (01-CR-1900, 01-CR-1901, 01-CR-2007, and 04-CR-0323) are now available for public view.
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