Travis County TX District Attorney Office

Find Travis County, 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.

Travis County District Attorney 509 West 11th Street Austin TX 78701 512-854-9400

About Travis County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Travis County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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