The mission of the Midland County District Attorney’s Office is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and State of Texas, to investigate and prosecute vigorously, within the bounds of the law, all offenses over which we have jurisdiction and to not merely seek a conviction, but to see that justice is done.
In an effort to accomplish this mission, the Midland County District Attorney’s Office strives to meet the highest ethical standards in the profession. We want to ensure that the guilty are held accountable by means that are appropriate for the defendant and the offense and that the innocent are set free.
- What happens when a law enforcement agency files a case with the District Attorneys Office?
- What happens once a case is indicted?
- What is a plea bargain and how does the process work to resolve a case?
- How often are criminal cases disposed of through the plea bargain agreements?
- How does as a victim fit into the prosecution of a criminal case?
- How can charges be dropped in a criminal case?
- Can a witness refuse to testify?
- What if a defense attorney or private investigator contacts a witness about a case?
- How long will a witness have to be at the courthouse?
- When a case goes to trial, who determines if the defendant is guilty or innocent?
- The defendant has been found guilty, now what?
- Once the defendant's punishment had been decided, is that the end of the case?
- Are all cases argued before the appellate court?
- If the defendant’s conviction is affirmed, may he seek other relief?
- Do most defendants convicted in a trial appeal their conviction?