Houston County AL District Attorney Office

Find Houston County, Alabama district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Houston County District Attorney 462 North Oates Street Dothan AL 36303 334-677-4805

About Houston County District Attorney

The Houston County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Houston County, AL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Houston County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Houston County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Houston County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Houston County public criminal records
  • Houston County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Houston County, AL
  • Grand jury proceedings
Houston County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Houston County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Houston County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Houston County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Houston County, Alabama. The evidence provided by the Houston County Police Department, Houston County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Houston County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Houston County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Houston County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Houston County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Houston County, the District Attorney, along with the Houston County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Alabama law, the Office of the Houston County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level AL Court.