Newton County TX District Attorney Office

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Newton County District Attorney 110 Court Street Newton TX 75966 409-379-8600

About Newton County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Newton County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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