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District Attorney's Office

Omar Escobar
District Attorney
229th Judicial District

Office:
Phone: (361) 527-4056
Fax: (361) 527-4032

Physical Address:
102 E. Tilley, Suite #206
Hebbronville, TX 78361

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 340
Hebbronville, TX 78361
 
Office Staff:
  • Rumaldo Solis, Jr. – Assistant District Attorney
  • Barbara M. Ramirez – Legal Clerk/Criminal and Civil
  • Cirrah B.Trevino – Legal Clerk
  • Ramiro Hernandez- Scan Clerk
  • Ricardo O. Carrillo, II – Investigator

 

Office hours:

Monday thru Friday  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Purpose and Responsibilities of the District Attorney's Office

The main duty of both the county attorney and the district attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases. Both work with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts.

 
Typically, the county attorney represents the state in misdemeanor criminal cases and the district attorney represents the state in felony cases. These public prosecutors determine whether prosecution in any given case should be instituted and, if instituted, 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
 
The county attorney typically provides legal advice to the commissioners court and other elected officials. When requested in writing, the county attorney provides written legal counsel to county officials about their duties of office. Absent a specific statutory mandate, however, it is not the duty of the county attorney to represent the county in civil cases.
 
Some counties do not have both a county attorney and a district attorney. These counties have either a criminal district attorney or a combination county and district attorney.  In these counties, one individual performs the functions of both the county attorney and the district attorney.
 
As with all elected county officials, the county attorney has ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. The county attorney also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.