Yoakum County District Attorney

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Yoakum County District Attorney Details

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Yoakum County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 359, Plains TX.

Name
Yoakum County District Attorney
Address
PO Box 359
Plains, Texas, 79355
Phone
806-456-7491
Fax
806-456-2441

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About the Yoakum County District Attorney

The Yoakum County District Attorney, located in Plains, TX, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Plains government. The District Attorney heads the Plains Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Plains, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Plains criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Yoakum County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Plains
  • Victim assistance programs
Plains Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Plains arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Plains Court Records

The Yoakum County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Plains. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Plains, the Yoakum County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Plains and Yoakum County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Yoakum County Victim Assistance Programs

In Plains, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Yoakum County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Yoakum County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a TX appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Yoakum County District Attorney

You may contact the Yoakum County District Attorney by calling 806-456-7491, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Yoakum County District Attorney, PO Box 359, Plains, Texas, 79355.