The Parker County District Attorney represents the State of Texas in the prosecution of felony criminal cases that occur in Parker County. Those cases are prosecuted in the 43rd and 415th District Courts. Under Texas law, it is the District Attorney's job "not to convict, but to see that justice is done." This is our guiding principle whenever we are working on cases, from making charging decisions to conviction and beyond.
Our office frequently works with law enforcement officers in the investigation of felony offenses. This can include assistance with interpretation of Penal Code offenses, preparation of search and arrest warrants, answering questions related to search and seizure or suspect interrogation, and other help, as requested.
In addition to criminal prosecution, the Parker County District Attorney represents the State in asset forfeiture lawsuits brought pursuant to Article 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. These lawsuits typically seek to seize property and money used in, or derived from, criminal activity.
The Parker County District Attorney also prosecutes juvenile offenders who have committed offenses that, if committed by an adult, would be punishable by a jail or prison sentence.
As with all elected county officials, the Parker County District Attorney has ultimate authority over the operations of his office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel, direct their daily activities, and to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.