Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor

Position:  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 September 1, 2023.

Starting salary is $74,658.

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.

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)