Role of the County Attorney


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Role of the County Attorney

Duties of  the Montgomery County Attorney
Provisions describing the duties of the County Attorney in Montgomery County are contained in Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government Code Section 45.270 that became effective June 17, 2005.

  • The county attorney of Montgomery County, or the County Attorney’s assistants, shall represent the state, Montgomery County, and the officials of the county in all civil matters pending before a court of Montgomery County or any other court.
  • The county attorney has the powers, duties, and privileges in Montgomery County relating to:
    • Civil commitment matters under Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code;
    • Juvenile matters, including proceedings under Title 3, Family Code;
    • Child Protective Services; and
    • Protective orders under Title 4, Family Code.
  • Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the Commissioners Court in Montgomery County may retain independent counsel in any civil matter.
  • Regarding worthless checks, the County Attorney has the authority to draft the criminal complaints for worthless checks under articles 2.04 and 2.05 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. By agreement with the District Attorney, the County Attorney files the theft by check cases under the name of the District Attorney and they handle the prosecution, while the County Attorney handles the collection.
  • Finally, in addition to the authority provided above by Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Government Code Section 45.270, the County Attorney handles mental health cases pursuant to Chapters 573 and 574 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Montgomery County Attorney Office

Montgomery County Attorney Office