JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Criminal District Attorney
district attorney shall represent the State in all criminal cases
in the district courts of his district and in appeals therefrom, except
in cases where he has been, before his election, employed adversely.
When any criminal proceeding is had before an examining court in his
district or before a judge upon habeas corpus, and he is notified
of the same, and is at the time within his district, he shall represent
the State therein, unless prevented by other official duties. It shall
be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys, including any special
prosecutors, not to convict, but to see that justice is done. They
shall not suppress facts or secrete witnesses capable of establishing
the innocence of the accused.
of Criminal Procedure
Criminal District Attorney’s Office has the responsibility to
represent the State and its victims in all criminal matters. These
crimes range from Class C Misdemeanors to Capital Felonies. The Criminal
District Attorney’s Office also provides legal services to county
officials; county contractual services, and represents the county
in civil lawsuits. The Criminal District Attorney’s Office is
divided into two separate but equal sections to provide these services.