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Local ordinances are laws, rules, or regulations passed by a political subdivision smaller than a state or nation. In Montgomery County, ordinances are passed by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to govern certain activities designed to protect and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors.
THE ROLE OF
THE COUNTY ATTORNEY
The county attorney is the chief legal adviser for Montgomery County government. Our office provides legal representation to commissioners court, county elected officials and department heads, and county employees in the act of their official duties. We prosecute juvenile criminal felony offenses and Class A and B misdemeanor offenses committed by children ten (10) years of age or older and under the age of seventeen (17).
Our office is responsible for all real estate issues acquisition, use, maintenance and disposition of real estate owned by Montgomery County. We serve as the legal advisers to the local Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) office and provide civil legal litigation services every day. Our office assists local merchants and citizens in collecting amounts stolen through worthless checks. We help citizens obtain civil commitments for those who have family members suffering from severe mental health issues and private citizens obtain protective orders against those that are committing family violence against them.
Teen to be tried as adult in Montgomery Co. double murder
Thursday, March 1, 2018
County Attorney’s Office Receives Multiple Terroristic
Threats Involving Area Schools
County Attorney’s Office Receives Multiple Terroristic Threats Involving Area Schools
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
“In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, I would like to provide some information to the community,” announced Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright. The County Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over all Class B and higher offenses committed by children under the age of 17 in Montgomery County, making Lambright’s office the recipient of most student-based school threats around the county…READ MORE
Juvenile Certified to Stand Trial as Adult on Capital Murder Charges
Friday, February 23, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Vanterrial Jones has been certified to stand trial as an adult for his role in a robbery that left two young men dead in the Tamina neighborhood last summer. The Honorable Dennis Watson, Judge of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, reached that decision after hearing testimony and argument in the case this past Tuesday and Wednesday. With this transfer to adult court, the juvenile’s identity is now a matter of public record for the first time since his arrest on July 27, 2017….READ MORE
Bush counters in open records battle involving county treasurer race
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Montgomery County treasurer candidate Melanie Bush has filed a brief with the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s brief seeking an AG’s Opinion regarding whether the Treasurer Office Procedure Guides developed in 2014 are exempt from the Public Information Act.Davenport, who was appointed treasurer in 2013 and ran unopposed in 2014, has cited potential security risks of information and funds entrusted to her office as the reason not to release some of the documents Bush requested Dec. 1. There was other financial information Bush requested that Davenport, who created the manual, did release.However, Davenport, in her letter to the AG, maintains there are 700 pages of documents in her guide that contain “a combination of steps, much like a combination to a safe,” and therefore “constitute a measure of internal controls and anti-fraud measures.”…READ MORE
FEATURED CASE WATCH
CAPITAL MURDER CONVICTION FOR 1998 BURNING OF ROBERT MIDDLETON STANDS
On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas denied Don Collins’s request to have his capital murder conviction reviewed by that court. District Attorney Brett Ligon and County Attorney J D Lambright have both expressed their satisfaction with the ruling.
District Attorney Ligon commented that “the prosecutors who secured justice for Robert Middleton are the best Montgomery County has to offer. They each left their families for two weeks to live in hotel rooms in Galveston where the case had been transferred on a change of venue. The Middleton family deserved this justice and we were proud to be able to deliver”.