Kaufman County TX District Attorney Office

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Kaufman County District Attorney 100 West Mulberry Street Kaufman TX 75142 972-932-4331

About Kaufman County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Kaufman County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Kaufman County, the District Attorney, along with the Kaufman 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 Kaufman 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.