<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> County Attorney OptionalRegion1

County Attorney

Represents the state in criminal cases.

Works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts.

When requested in writing, the county attorney provides legal counsel to county officers.

May provide civil representation to their respective county.

Determines whether prosecution in any given case shall be inaugurated or, if inaugurated, pushed to a successful conclusion.

Other duties include:

  • Prosecution of juvenile offenders.
  • Representation of victims of violence in protective orders.
  • Representation of the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory services in removing children from abusive households.

Information provided by Texas Association of Counties