District Attorney

Responsibilities & Services

The Brazos County District Attorney's Office represents the State of Texas in the District Courts of Brazos County. The duties of the office include:

  • Prosecuting felony crimes in the trial court and on appeal
  • Prosecuting juvenile offenses for offenders between the age of 10 and 17
  • Prosecuting misdemeanor offenses when such offenses are committed by a defendant with felony charges
  • Providing victim services to the people that suffer from crime
  • Representing Child Protective Services for cases of abuse and neglect

Staff

In order to perform these duties the District Attorney's Office employs 44 people to perform the following tasks:

  • A receptionist who answers the phone and fields questions for the public
  • A secretary responsible for preparing legal documents regarding forfeitures in drug cases
  • An evidence technician that safeguards physical evidence
  • An elected District Attorney who prosecutes cases and supervises the office
  • An executive secretary who supervises the budget and assists the District Attorney
  • Four investigators that assist in preparing cases for trial, work hot check collection, and investigate complaints of criminal activity that come directly to the District Attorney's office
  • A specialized prosecutor to handle Crimes Against Children
  • A specialized prosecutor to handle Family Violence
  • Three prosecutors and a secretary to handle juvenile crime as well as represent Child Protective Services
  • Four prosecutors and one secretary to prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in each of the three district courts
  • Two people who input data
  • Two prosecutors and two secretaries to accept cases and prepare them for grand jury presentation
  • Two prosecutors who handle appeals to the Courts of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Three Victim Assistance Coordinators