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Felony Trial

The Felony Trial Division handles all cases involving offenses for which the punishment set by law is either incarceration in a state jail facility or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (state penitentiary), or by death in capital murder cases.  This division is responsible for the prosecution of murders, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, aggravated assaults and all other felony offenses not assigned to a specialized division.  There are 93 assistant district attorneys and 23 investigators who work closely with law enforcement agencies throughout Dallas County to prosecute cases in 17 felony district courts.  On average, this division handles over 27,000 felony cases a year.