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Winkler County Attorney

County Attorney

Thomas Duckworth, Jr., County Attorney

Sheryl Wright, Legal Assistant

Cindy Salinas, Hot Check Assistant
email: cindy.salinas@co.winkler.tx.us

100 East Winkler
Second Floor Courthouse
Kermit, TX 79745

P O Box 1015
CO. Attorney, Winkler County
Kermit, TX 79754

Phone: (432) 586-2596
Fax: (432) 586-3535


  County Attorney
 
  The County Attorney's office  is dedicated to protecting the rights of the citizens of Winkler County by prosecuting criminal and juvenile cases with justice and equity; by protecting victims of domestic violence; by helping victims to recover appropriate restitution from the perpetrators of crimes; by protecting the persons and rights of abused and neglected children; and by providing the Winkler County Commissioners Court with access to the best possible legal counsel.


The Misdemeanor Process
 
  "It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys... not to convict, but to see that justice is done."
- Art. 2.01 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure


  CLASSES OF MISDEMEANORS:
    This Office is responsible for the prosecution of Class A & Class B misdemeanor cases that are filed in Winkler County.  Misdemeanor is defined in the law as any crime where the maximum possible jail time is one year or less.  There are three categories of misdemeanors: Class A, Class B and Class C.

 
CLASS A
fine of up to $4,000 and/or 

confinement in jail of up to one year

assault causing bodily injury 

driving while intoxicated second offense

theft of property valued at $500 to $1500

resisting arrest

CLASS B
fine of up to $2,000 and/or 

confinement in jail of up to six months


driving while intoxicated first offense

 

possession of marijuana less than two ounces

telephone harassment 

 

Both Class A and B misdemeanors are handled in the County Court
CLASS C

fine of $500 or less

no jail time

 
Class C misdemeanors are typically heard in the Two Justice of the Peace Courts in Winkler County and Municipal Court Judge

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