Criminal District Attorney - Forms

A Criminal District Attorney is a statutorily created office that is legally bound to not only handle all criminal matters for the designated county but also all civil matters related to representation of the county, county officials, and all associated matters. The Texas Constitution provides for the office of County Attorney in each county.

However, the legislature may abolish the office of County Attorney by establishing a Criminal District Attorney for such a county. This legislative change took place in Comal County in 1997. Prior to this, Comal County had a County Attorney and a District Attorney.

The statutory duties of a Criminal District Attorney include the following:

  • Represent the State of Texas and victims of crimes in all criminal cases in the District Courts, County Courts-at-Law, and Justice Courts and in appeals therefrom.
  • Represent the best interests of our children in Child Protective Services cases.
  • Represent the victims of domestic abuse by obtaining protective orders against abusive family members.
  • Represent the State of Texas and victims of crimes in ensuring that justice is rendered for juveniles accused of criminal offenses.
  • Provide County Officials with written opinions or advice relating to the official duties of that official.

Jennifer Tharp
Criminal District Attorney

FORMS

Criminal

Judgment of Acquittal by Jury or Court

Judgment Revoking Community Supervision

Judgment of Adjudicating Guilt

Judgment of Conviction by Court or Jury

Order of Deferred Adjudication

Plea Papers

Motion to Adjudicate Plea and Waiver

Motion to Revoke Plea and Waiver

Waiver of Arraignment

Waiver of Trial by Jury

Defendant's Waiver of Rights

Order to Pay

Application for Payment of Court Cost

CDA Specific

Affidavit-Hot Check

Example of a Demand Letter

Stop Payments on Checks