Dallas County District Attorney

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Dallas County DA Contempt Case Postponed Due To Error In Judge’s Order

District Attorney Craig Watkins came to court as a defendant — facing a criminal contempt of court charge. But Watkins and his legal team soon left after winning a stay of the order.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Contempt Hearing For Dallas County DA Ends, Order Stayed

The Dallas County district attorney on Monday won an unexpected stay of an order holding him in contempt of court, after his attorney’s highlighted problems with the order.

07/15/2013

Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas DA In Court To Answer Contempt Charge

Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail.

07/15/2013

Juan Carlos Garcia (credit: CBS 11 News)

North Texas Man Getting Second Chance At Life

A North Texas man is getting a second chance at life after spending 16 years in prison.

06/19/2013

Lawmakers Weighing Animal Abuse Registry

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a statewide animal abuse registry.

05/03/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Watkins’ No-Show Infuriates District Court Judge

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins refused to appear in court Thursday to answer allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and a possible FBI probe.

02/14/2013

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Trooper Fired Over Roadside Cavity Search

The female state trooper involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two women has now been fired.

02/08/2013

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After Thursday’s Violence In Kaufman County, Dallas DA Wants Changes

Thursday’s killing of a felony prosecutor in Kaufman left the Dallas County District Attorney worried for the safety of his employees.

01/31/2013

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Roe V. Wade Impact Still Felt Far Beyond Dallas, State

Forty years ago today the United States Supreme Court ruled on arguably the higest-profile case ever to come out of Dallas County. Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County – more commonly known as Roe v. Wade.

01/22/2013

Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent at the Frank Crowley Courthouse for a bond hearing, on December 18, 2012. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Cowboys Player Has Bond Lowered, Must Wear Electronic Monitor

A Dallas County judge reduced the bond for a Dallas Cowboy charged with Intoxication Manslaughter for the death of his friend and teammate. But the court also ordered a number of other conditions for player Josh Brent to follow.

CBSDFW.COM–12/18/2012

Mugshot of convicted murderer Bobby Lee Hines. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

No More Delays, Dallas DA Wants Murderer Executed

The man convicted of killing a Carrollton woman 21 years ago is set to die and prosecutors in Dallas County took steps to make sure there were no unnecessary execution delays.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

North Texas Woman’s Execution Scheduled January 29

A woman on Texas death row for the stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old Lancaster woman has received a January 29 execution date.

09/12/2012

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