District Attorney

The district attorney (DA), in many jurisdictions in the United States, represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses. The district attorney - an elected or appointed official - is the highest officeholder in the legal department of the jurisdiction – generally the county in the U.S. – and supervises a staff of assistant (ADA) or deputy district attorneys. Depending on the system in place, district attorneys may be appointed by the chief executive of the region or elected by the voters of the jurisdiction.
Posts about District Attorney
  • Endorsement – Craig Stedman for Superior Court Judge

    … Today, I am formally announcing my endorsement of Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. While some may be surprised with my endorsement of District Attorney Stedman – as I have been critical of him in relation to two specific matters – candidate Stedman provided me the unique opportunity to speak…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … In the state of Texas, a grand jury is comprised of 12 people who must determine whether probable cause exists for a felony offense. The grand jury is assembled to inquire into a felony offense or a relatively small number of misdemeanor offenses. According to Title 1, Chapter 19, Article 19.40 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a quorum…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me?

    … What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law October 26, 2016 The Truth About Double Jeopardy in Texas Under the laws of the United States and the state of Texas, a person can be charged with a criminal offense if there is a reasonable suspicion that they are guilty of breaking the law…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Divorce Can Lead to Tax Audit and More

    … Getting a divorce is already traumatic. Add an IRS tax audit and possible criminal charges and things can really get ugly. Unless a divorce is truly uncontested, at least one of the parties is likely to want detailed financial discovery. If you are supporting a million dollar lifestyle on a $10,000 salary, expect many questions. If both…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • What to Expect at an Expuction Hearing

    … “no” when asked if they have ever been convicted of a crime. The Expunction Process The first step in the process is to determine whether or not an individual is eligible for one. Section 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure deals with the expunction of criminal records, which is only allowed if certain conditions are met. Only misdemeanor crimes…

    Law Office of James Alston- 37 readers -
  • MADD Lobbies for Ignition Interlock Company

    … Colleen Sheehy-Church, the president of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), recently spoke at a conference sponsored by SmartStart, an ignition interlock company, requesting the use of ignition locks for vehicles of drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). MADD believes that Texas should change its DWI laws…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 69 readers -
  • No Refusal DWI Enforcement During Mardi Gras

    … determinations and to authorize the blood search warrants. Right to Refusal Ordinarily, Texas law requires individuals to take a blood or breath test in order to be charged with DWI. Texas’ “implied consent” law says that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving or boating while…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 34 readers -
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