Gratitude and Promise in a Felony District Court

Gratitude and Promise in a Felony District Court

In 2017, I had the distinct honor of taking over the Felony Domestic Violence Court (“FDV Court”). I am proud to work with a dynamic team of prosecutors, public defenders, treatment providers, community stakeholders, and case managers. The team is extraordinary, each member uniquely passionate about their role. We meet every Monday morning, discussing each participant’s progress and compliance. We all work together to accomplish the mission of the court: to keep victims safe, and end the cycle of intimate partner domestic violence.

Today was graduation day, my favorite. We added 4 graduates to the growing list of 90 who have successfully completed the demanding curriculum.

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Attorney Instructions for E-Filing Writs – Bond Reviews

To the Dallas Criminal Defense Bar:

If your client is incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail on a preindictment case, and you want the Court to review the bond for a reduction or a Personal Bond, please follow the step-by-step instructions put out by the District Clerks Office:

Click here for the Blank Writ of Habeas Corpus Application and here for Blank PR Bond Form.

Click here for the Dallas County Online Inmate Search.

We Did It!

We Did It!

I am truly honored to announce that I am your Democratic Nominee for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9. As Emma Platoff mentioned in the Texas Tribune a few weeks ago, I’ve been planning for this moment for over a year. Because of good people like you, I am proud to say, “We did it!”

Thank you very much for your unwavering support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

In the meantime, there are a number of contested primaries coming up in March. Here’s a list of every race in Texas, from the President all the way down the ballot. You can also search the Secretary of State’s database here.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you as  a Judge. Whether the Court is the 292nd here in Dallas, or the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, I promise I won’t forget that little note taped to my bench:

BE HUMBLE – This bench does not belong to you. It belongs to the people.

There are many different ways you can volunteer – sign up today! 

On To November!