Criminal Trial Division

The Criminal Trial Division is responsible for the prosecution of felony cases filed by law enforcement agencies in Bexar County. These cases can range in seriousness from State Jail Felonies involving illegal substances to Capital Murder in which the State seeks the death penalty. Each court consists of four prosecutors, an advocate, an investigator and a law student or volunteer intern. Together, they work as a team in handling the cases filed into each court, from the time of arrest, through indictment and eventually trial if necessary. The Criminal Trial Division prosecutors staff the District Courts listed below.
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Ranges of Punishment:

Capital Felony
A Capital felony is punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

1st Degree Felony
A First Degree Felony is punishable by 5-99 years or life in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. 

2nd Degree Felony
A Second Degree Felony is punishable by 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

3rd Degree Felony
A Third Degree Felony is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

State Jail Felony
A State Jail Felony is punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and up to a $10,000.00 fine. 

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  1. The Criminal District Attorney's Office does not accept criminal complaints via email