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Winkler County Attorney

County Attorney

Thomas Duckworth, Jr., County Attorney
Sheryl Wright, Legal Assistant

LaDonna Robinson, Assistant
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

    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.

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

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

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