The Criminal Division files and prosecutes misdemeanor cases. The steps the office follows for this process are:
- The case is received from a Hood County law enforcement agency.
- The case is entered into our case management system.
- The case is assigned to an attorney for review.
- The case is approved by the attorney and returned for filing.
- The case is filed with the county clerk.
- The case is set on a county court law docket for an arraignment hearing.
- The defendant is notified of the hearing by the County Court at Law.
Division of Cases
Matthew A. Mills
- Intake through Arraignment
- Post-Arraignment through Final Disposition
- all Justice of the Peace courts
Accessing Case Information
After a case is filed, anyone may access case information using the Hood County Clerk's public records site. Click here to access the site.
Our office provides information about a case only to the attorney of record.
At the arraignment hearing, the county attorney’s office will offer the defendant a plea offer, in which the defendant may be placed on deferred or non-deferred probation or sentenced to a term of jail time. The defendant will be assessed a fine, court costs, restitution, community service hours, and fees if placed on probation.
At this time, the defendant has the following options:
- Hiring an attorney
- Requesting a court-appointed attorney
- Taking the State's plea offer