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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


  How are crimes classified in Texas?

  What is the difference between a police offense report number and the District Attorney case number?

  What happens to the accused person?

  What is the purpose of bond?

  Can conditions be set as part of the bond?

  What if someone threatens me to drop charges?

  Does the judge appoint an attorney and investigator for the defendant?

  Will I have the same prosecutor throughout the process?

  Do I need to attend all of the court settings?

  How will I be notified?

  Why do some cases get dismissed?

  When will my case go to trial?

  Will there be a negotiated plea in my case?