Comal County Employees Receive
8% Pay Increase for 2022
An Additional $5,000 Increase January 2023
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:
Criminal District Attorney: Jennifer Tharp
Chief Civil Prosecutor: Jessica Frazier
Chief Felony Prosecutor: Sammy McCrary
Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor: Jennifer Barry
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I concur with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sutherland's philosophy concerning the role of a prosecutor:
"The [prosecutor] is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor – indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one."
Justice Sutherland in Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935)
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