Misdemeanor Trial Division

Duties

The attorneys and investigators in the Misdemeanor Trial Division are assigned to the County Courts to prosecute misdemeanor criminal offenses that occur in Denton County.

In Court

Much of their time is spent in these courts on:

  • Court trials
  • Docket calls
  • Jury trials
  • Motions for new trial
  • Pleas before the court
  • Post-trial habeas corpus matters
  • Pre-trial matters
  • Revocations

Out of Court

When the attorneys and investigators are not in the courtroom they spend their time reviewing and preparing the cases for the next:

  • Court trial
  • Docket call
  • Jury trial
  • Plea
  • Post-trial matter including:
    • Interviewing witnesses
    • Locating witnesses
    • Reviewing evidence
  • Pre-trial
  • Revocation

Justice of the Peace Courts

The Misdemeanor Trial Division also makes appearances in the six Justice of the Peace Courts on a rotating basis to handle contested criminal matters.