Dallas County District Attorney

The Dallas County District Attorney is the elected, or appointed by the Texas Governor in the event of a vacancy, district attorney (DA) of Dallas County, Texas. Currently, this position is held by John Creuzot, a Democrat who defeated Faith Johnson, appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, after Susan Hawk resigned in 2016.[1][2]<[3] The office prosecutes offenses under Texas state law classified as felonies, Class A and B misdemeanors, appeals of Class C misdemeanors (punishable by fine only), and Class C misdemeanors filed in the Justice of the Peace courts, generally by non-municipal police agencies. (Federal law violations are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas).

List of DAs

  • John Creuzot, Democrat, 2019–present
  • Faith Johnson, Republican, 2016–2018
  • Susan Hawk, Republican, 2015–2018 (resigned on September 6, 2016)
  • Craig Watkins, Democrat, 2007–2015
  • Bill Hill,[4][5] Republican, 1999[6]-2007
  • John Vance, Republican, (first elected in 1986)[7] January 1987–?[8][9]
  • Henry Wade, Democrat, 1951–1987

See also

References

  1. ^ Hollandsworth, Skip (30 September 2015). "The Trials of Susan Hawk". texasmonthly.com. Texas Monthly. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ Sarah Mervosh; Gromer Jeffers Jr. (27 March 2015). "Dallas County DA Susan Hawk: I sought drug treatment". dallasnews.com. Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Criminal Defense Firm in Dallas".
  4. ^ Forsyth, Jennifer S.; Eaton, Leslie (16 November 2008). "The Exonerator". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 September 2016 – via wsj.com.
  5. ^ Moreno, Sylvia (5 March 2007). "New Prosecutor Revisits Justice in Dallas". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  6. ^ Schutze, Jim (2 February 2006). "Coloring Book". dallasobserver.com. Dallas Observer. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Pulse OF THE City – D Magazine". dmagazine.com. D Magazine. August 1997. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  8. ^ Sally Giddens (March 1990). "JUDGING JOHN VANCE – D Magazine". dmagazine.com. D Magazine. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  9. ^ Lisa Belkin (23 March 1989). "Prosecutors Are Faulted In Dallas Murder Case". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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