S. Tyler District Attorney

STEPHEN B. TYLER,

Victoria County Criminal District Attorney
205 N. Bridge St., Suite 301, Victoria, TX. 77901
(361)575-0468

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The Felony Section has responsibility over all felony cases prosecuted in Victoria County.

The Felony Process

When a law enforcement agency completes its criminal investigation, their felony case office is submitted to the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for Felony Intake.  Felony Intake is the process of reviewing the reports filed by the investigating agency including all supporting evidence.  The file is reviewed to ensure the legal elements of a felony crime have been met and can be proven.

After the intake process has been completed, the case is submitted to a Grand Jury.  A Grand Jury is composed of twelve (12) citizens of Victoria County.  The Grand Jury then takes action to “True Bill” or “No Bill” the case.  A “True Bill” means the grand jury has decided that the State has enough evidence to bring criminal charges against a person. The case is then filed in District Court and the prosecution of the case begins.  A “No Bill” means the State does not have enough evidence to formally charge a person with the offense. A “No-Bill” ends the prosecution of the case.

After a “True Bill” the case is filed with District Court.  Each District Court has at least two (2) felony prosecutors assigned to prosecute all cases filed with that District Court.  These felony prosecutors handle all phases of the prosecution from intake to pre-trial hearings and jury trial. While prosecutors are not investigators, they review the files in preparation of court hearings.  Preparation includes meeting with the investigating agencies, meeting with victims, meeting with witnesses, reviewing physical evidence and reviewing applicable legal precedents.

Felony Offense Classification and Ranges of Punishment