Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774
The Misdemeanor Division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office handles all Class A and B Misdemeanor offenses that occur in Dallas County. There are twelve courts that handle over 40,000 filed cases per year.
The Misdemeanor Division consists of 35 prosecutors and three supervisors—a Chief and two deputies. These supervisors train all new prosecutors, conduct office wide training, and facilitate the intern program. Each court has a legal assistant and the division has two investigators.
Two of the misdemeanor courts specialize in violence between intimate partners. The cases assigned to those courts are assigned to both a prosecutor and a victim advocate. The victim advocates assist the victims in navigating the criminal justice system, provide information regarding resources, and safety plan.
Class A Misdemeanors are punishable by sentences up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine not to exceed $4,000. The sentence may be probated up to two years. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Theft (with loss over $500 but less than $1,500), Driving While Intoxicated 2nd, and Assault are all examples of Class A offenses.
Class B Misdemeanors are punishable by sentences up to 180 days in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000. The sentence may be probated up to two years. Criminal Mischief, Theft (with loss over $50 but less than $1,500), Criminal Trespass, Terroristic Threat and Driving While Intoxicated are examples of Class B offenses.