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A Message From Your District Attorney

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Crimes occur every day, and they affect our lives in different ways.  Crime makes us check to be sure that our doors are locked at night, and it makes us wonder whether our children are safe when they’re at school.

When you become the victim of a crime, it can cause a total disruption in your life.  It can change the way in which you view your family’s personal safety, and it can change your view of the community in which you live and work.

The District Attorney for the 27th Judicial District represents the people of Bell County in felony cases arising in the state district courts of the county.  He is the chief lawyer for the people in such matters.

Victims of crime become part of a criminal justice system that at times seems complex and confusing.  My entire office joins me in an effort to make crime victims and their families a part of a criminal justice system that seeks justice.  We are here to ensure that your voice is heard.

This website provides answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by crime victims and their families over the years.  It will answer many questions you may have, but probably not all.  I want you to know that we consider your questions to be important, regardless of the nature of the crime that has occurred.  Please feel free to contact us with your questions so that one of our victim witness coordinators or an assistant district attorney can help you.

My office is here to assist you and the community, subject to the legal limitations provided by law.  We will do all that we can to support you as your case passes through our complex criminal justice system.  I hope that you will rely upon us to represent your interests and to help protect your rights.

Henry Garza
District Attorney