Intake Bureau

The Intake Bureau has the responsibility of reviewing and accepting criminal charges and presenting charges to sitting grand juries for indictment. The Bureau includes the Intake Division and the Grand Jury Division. The Intake Division is further broken down into Police Intake, Community Service, and Hearing Court.

The Intake Division is staffed with experienced prosecutors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to review and file most felony and misdemeanor criminal charges that are prosecuted by the Office as well as give legal assistance to law enforcement officers in issuing arrest warrants, search warrants, and other matters involving criminal law or procedure. The Intake Division was established to comply with Texas law that states that only a Magistrate or an Assistant District Attorney can accept a criminal complaint. It is also the purpose of the Intake Division to ensure that each criminal charge is supported by sufficient evidence to establish probable cause. Hearing Court prosecutors represent the State of Texas in the preliminary bail hearings held by the Criminal Law Hearing Officers. The Division is supervised by the Intake Division Chief.


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