47th District Attorney
About the Office:
The 47th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is responsible for representing the State of Texas and victims of crimes in the prosecution of felony offenses committed in Potter and Armstrong Counties. Additionally, this office is responsible for misdemeanor offenses committed in Armstrong County.
The DA’s office collaborates with the Amarillo Police Department, Potter County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office, Community Supervision and Corrections Department, The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center and various other state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure justice is rendered effectively, efficiently and fairly.
Randall C. Sims, District Attorney, currently is the elected official for the office. The staff consists of 17 other lawyers, 6 investigators, 9 secretaries, 2 Amarillo Police Department liaison officers, and 3 victim assistance personnel. There is 1 secretary and 1 victim assistance person housed at the Amarillo Police Department.
Together, this team processes cases from the initial presentation from law enforcement agencies, convening with the Grand Jury, litigating at all levels of prosecution through preliminary hearings, pleas, trials, sentencing, post-verdict proceedings, appeals, and civilly in Asset Forfeitures. Another vital role of the office is to assist Crime Victims and their families as they deal with the many issues that have been forced upon them.
Randall Sims, District Attorney
District Courts Building, Suite 5A
501 South Fillmore
Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: (806) 379-2325