District Attorney Offices in Lamesa, Texas

Find Lamesa, Texas 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.

Dawson County District Atty 609 North 1st Street Lamesa, TX

Lynn County District Attorney PO Box 1124 Lamesa, TX

About Dawson County District Attorney

The Lamesa District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Lamesa, TX. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Lamesa Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Lamesa 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 Lamesa DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Lamesa Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Dawson County, the District Attorney, along with the Dawson 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 Texas law, the Office of the Lamesa 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 TX Court.