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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When a misdemeanor offense is committed and reported to local law enforcement agencies, those agencies conduct the investigation, collect any evidence including witness statements, prepare reports and bring them to the Office of Criminal District Attorney, Misdemeanor Section. In our intake process, an attorney reviews the cases to ensure that the elements of the offense are met and, if they are, the case is filed by means of a document called a Complaint and Information.

The Misdemeanor Section consists of two prosecutors and two legal assistants.  The prosecutors are assigned to the County Courts to prosecute misdemeanor criminal offenses that occur in Victoria County. In these courts, the prosecutors handle docket calls, pre-trial matters, pleas before the court, revocations, jury trials, court trials, post-trial habeas corpus matters and motions for new trial. When the attorneys are not in the courtroom, they review and prepare the cases for court by performing many duties, including locating witnesses and interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence.

Misdemeanors are divided into three categories according to their level of seriousness:

  • Class A Misdemeanors carry a punishment of a fine not to exceed $4,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year, or by both.
  • Class B Misdemeanors carry a punishment of a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, or by both.
  • Class C Misdemeanors carry a punishment of a fine not to exceed $500.

Penalties may be increased for repeat offenders.