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ProfileAssistant District Attorney - Misdemeanor The candidate will serve as Assistant District Attorney handling misdemeanor cases (including Class C offenses), bond forfeitures, juvenile, property hearings, mental health and family violence and protective order cases. Will review and process the case packet for each criminal case filed by a police agency and initiate prosecution where appropriate. Review and process case information in bond forfeiture, juvenile, mental health and protective order cases. Attend docket calls and conduct plea bargain negotiations. Reviews assigned cases, supervise preparation of paperwork, checks all pleadings for accuracy, makes timely issue of applications for subpoenas and prepares and files motions promptly and accurately. Attend and direct consultations with court personnel, victims, witnesses, defendants, defense attorneys and other criminal justice personnel; responsible for all cases in his/her charge including the security of the file; upon the disposition of each case, properly completes the case file to show such disposition. Prepares cases for jury or bench trials, including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses, preparing trial notebooks and jury charges. Must be graduate of an accredited law school, licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and be in good standing with the State Bar. Must have good communication skills in legal writing, legal research, and negotiation and computer literacy. Must have a working knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code, and other relevant code sections as required in criminal prosecution. Must have dependable transportation with insurance as an additional covered party for required trips to various offices and court locations throughout Fannin County without reimbursement or other consideration. 1-3 years trial experience and bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.
Fannin County Criminal District Attorney's Office
101 East Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, TX 75418