Denton County TX District Attorney Office

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Denton County District Attorney 1450 East McKinney Street Denton TX 76209 940-349-2600

About Denton County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Denton County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Denton County, the District Attorney, along with the Denton 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 Denton 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 TX Court.