Effective enforcement of the law requires the sure-handed expertise of a knowledgeable prosecutor.
The main duties of the county and/or district attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases. The county and/or district attorney works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts. When requested in writing, the county attorney provides legal counsel to county officers.
The overwhelming importance of the office of public prosecutors arises from the fact that upon the prosecuting attorney rests the power of determining whether prosecution in any given case shall be inaugurated or, if inaugurated, pushed to a successful conclusion.
Other duties include prosecution of juvenile offenders, representation of victims of violence in protective orders and representing the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory services in removing children from abusive households
MISSION STATEMENT of KAUFMAN COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE
The mission of the Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office is to effectively prosecute those who commit crimes, protect the victims of crime, and make Kaufman County a safer place to live. Pursuant to Article 2.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, “It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys, including any special prosecutors, not to convict, but to see that justice is done.” The District Attorney’s Office is committed to securing justice without regard to status, race, gender, national origin, or prominence of either the victims of crime or those charged with crimes. The office believes that criminals should be held accountable and that victims should be treated with dignity and compassion.
In furtherance of this mission, the District Attorney’s Office seeks to employ individuals of the highest integrity, skill, and courage, who are committed to excellence, fairness, and justice. The Office strives to create an atmosphere that is friendly, professional, and supportive.
The Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office is committed to being tough and smart on crime, continuously striving for justice, and making Kaufman County a safer place to live for you and your family.
Criminal District Attorney
Erleigh Norville Wiley
Kaufman County Courthouse
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142
972-932-4331 X 1260