Zapata County TX District Attorney Office

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Zapata County District Attorney PO Box 1343 Zapata TX 78076 956-523-4900

About Zapata County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Zapata County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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