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    Dallas District Attorney Gets First Ever Digital Forensics Lab

    (Dallas, TX – November 3, 2014) The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office became the first DA’s office to open a digital forensics lab in North Texas. This lab focuses exclusively on digital technology: including analyzing cell phones, computers, digital video recorders and other digital media. Dallas DA staff members are also certified in financial forensics to assist prosecutors with cases involving digital technology as evidence. In the past, the FBI […]

Meet the DA

Meet the DACraig WatkinsDistrict Attorney

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is the first African-American elected to that position in Texas.

As DA for Dallas County, he has a 99.4 percent felony conviction rate. He protects the most vulnerable citizens by using innovative strategies like DNA testing to make sure his office is putting the right people in jail. DA Watkins’ interest in conviction integrity led to partnering with the Innocence Project of Texas to aid the wrongfully convicted.


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"Our approach to the new criminal justice system requires us to look away from the paths of least resistance."

— Craig Watkins
100,000 per year

Cases Processed

33 Freed

DA Exonerations

2.45 million

Dallas County Population