The Office of Criminal District Attorney Administration Section handles all matters ranging from prosecuting criminal cases at all levels, representing the interests of victims of violent crimes, obtaining protective orders, saving children from abusive households to personnel and finances including applications for employment, purchasing, and budget.
The main duty of the Criminal District Attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases. The District Attorney works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be held before the criminal courts. When requested in writing, the district attorney may provide legal counsel to county officers.
STEPHEN B. TYLER, CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
Stephen B. Tyler is the chief administrator of the Criminal District Attorney’s Office. As your elected official, Mr. Tyler has a vision of serving the citizens of Victoria County with high standards of expectations as set out in our mission statement. He has intensified and brought forth a new level of professional standards between law enforcement, the judiciary and citizens of our community. Mr. Tyler is a felony prosecutor who establishes the principles for reviewing criminal cases for all other attorneys in this office and prosecutes felony offenders in District Court. These prosecuted cases have ranged from Capital Murder, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Aggravated Sexual Assault as well as many other major felony cases.
FIRST ASSISTANT CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, JOHNA M. STALLINGS
As First Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Ms. Stallings assists in carrying out administrative duties as needed. She works hand in hand with Mr. Tyler in assisting with management decisions and implementing those decisions. Ms. Stallings possesses the same high values, work ethics and views as Mr. Tyler in the operations and goals of the office. Ms. Stallings is a felony prosecutor and the section chief of the cases assigned to the 377th Judicial District Court in Victoria, Texas She works with all attorneys in not only felony section, but also with juvenile and misdemeanor departments as well.
OFFICE MANAGER, ERNEST H. "ERNIE" GUTERREZ JR.
Ernie Guterrez is the office manager. He manages the office's daily operations, accepts applications for employment and processes all purchase requisitions, reimbursements, and accounts payable.
CIVIL SECTION CHIEF, ASSISTANT CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, JAMES PINK DICKENS
The civil section chief is responsible for handling all cases involving the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This department reviews cases involving child abuse, endangerment and neglect. This department represents the State in civil actions regarding child custody, protection and welfare. The section also has a prosecutor in charge of reviewing and filing protective orders to ensure that victims of family violence are protected from their abuser by court order. Another duty of the Civil Section prosecutors is to prosecute criminal cases filed in the Justice of the Peace Courts.