The County Prosecuting Attorney is elected to a four year term.
Responsibilities of the Prosecuting Attorney are:
- Prosecution of all crimes that violate state laws, ranging from traffic tickets to murder.
The Prosecuting Attorney does not prosecute local ordinances, the office has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony crimes committed in Texas County and misdemeanor offenses which occur in the unincorporated areas of the county. The types of crimes the office becomes involved with include but are not limited to: alcohol related offenses, traffic offenses, domestic violence, drug offenses, forgery and fraud, burglary and stealing, white collar crime, criminal non-support, arson, child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault and homicides.
- Bad Check Collection
Collects and prosecutes bad checks and reimburses victims of bad checks.
- Child Support
Enforces Child Support obligations and prosecutes non-payment.
- Victim Services
Meets with victims of crimes to insure they understand the prosecution process and coordinates any plea bargain cases before court appearances.
- The Prosecuting Attorney serves as Legal Counsel for Texas County in all matters of the law. Investigations of crimes committed in the county.
- Represents the county in claims against the county and draws contracts relating to business of the county. He advises the county in all manners in which the county may have an interest.