Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office will have an opening for an entry level prosecutor in its Misdemeanor Division effective August 24, 2020.

Major duties include:

Tries cases before jury or Judge.

Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.

Offers pleas to defendants on criminal matters.

Screens cases; reads offense reports to determine if a crime has been committed and prepares narrative for the charging information.

Coordinates with the Adult Probation Department in reviewing and filing Motions to Revoke Community Supervision cases.

Represents the county during bond forfeiture hearings.

Enters pleas before the Judge.

Prepares jail docket offers and calculates time already served.

Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.

Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include misdemeanors, family violence, and JP appeals.

Performs related duties.


Graduation from an accredited school of law.

Current membership in the State Bar of Texas, or awaiting results from the Texas Bar Exam.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Starting salary is $61, 537

Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:
Kevin Petroff
First Assistant Criminal District Attorney
600 59th Street, Suite 1001
Galveston, Texas 77551
Email:  kevin.petroff(at)