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The Criminal Division of the Potter County Attorney’s Office prosecutes adults charged with Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses which were committed in Potter County. Class A and Class B misdemeanor offenses include a wide variety of offenses, such as family violence assault, theft, driving while intoxicated and possession of marihuana. The Criminal Division represents the State of Texas in the two Potter County Courts at Law, where all Class A and Class B misdemeanor offenses are prosecuted.  Criminal Division prosecutors represent the State of Texas in all arraignment hearings, pre-trial hearings, plea bargain hearings, non-jury trials, jury trials, and hearings to revoke probation.

Should an adult appeal his conviction for a Class A or Class B misdemeanor offense, the Criminal Division continues to represent the State of Texas in the appeal, which may involve appearing before the 7th Court of Appeals in Amarillo or the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin.

The Criminal Division of the Potter County Attorney’s Office prosecutes adults charged with Class C misdemeanor criminal offenses which were committed in Potter County, but outside of the Amarillo City limits. Class C misdemeanor offenses include a wide variety of offenses, such as traffic tickets, Public Intoxication, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The Criminal Division represents the State of Texas in the four Justice of the Peace Courts, where all Class C misdemeanor offenses are prosecuted. Criminal Division prosecutors represent the State of Texas in all pre-trial hearings, plea bargain hearings, non-jury trials, and jury trials.

Should an adult appeal his conviction for a Class C misdemeanor offense, the Criminal Division continues to represent the State of Texas in the appeal, which involves appearing before the two Potter County Courts at Law.


Criminal Division Chief

Phone: (806) 379-2255
Email: countyattorney@co.potter.tx.us

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