Duties & Responsibilities of the DISTRICT ATTORNEY from the Texas Association of Counties.
Effective enforcement of the law requires the sure-handed expertise of a knowledgeable prosecutor.
The main duty of the district attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases. The district attorney works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts.
The overwhelming importance of the office of public prosecutors arises from the fact that upon the prosecuting attorney rests the power of determining whether prosecution in any given case shall be inaugurated, or if inaugurated, pushed to a successful conclusion.
Other duties include prosecution of juvenile offenders, representation of victims of violence in protective orders and representing the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory services in removing children from abusive households.