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16-year-old male accused in the 2009 “pony trail murder” certified to stand trial as an adult
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal announced today that a District Court judge has certified an 18-year-old male, who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offense, to stand trial as an adult. The teen now will face one count of Capital Murder...
4th Annual Mental Health Law Conference to explore current issues in the criminal justice system
Training will help local attorneys and case workers improve their services to individuals with mental health issues in our community The El Paso County Public Defender's Office, along with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the University...
16-Year Old Male Accused In The “Op Nightclub Beating” Certified To Be Charged As An Adult
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal confirmed today that a local 16-year-old male accused of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon will be charged as an adult after a District Court Judge agreed to certify him to stand trial as an adult. The allegations...
Lower Valley Ballroom Administrators Arrested For Deceptive Business Practices
Today El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal announced the arrest of two individuals accused of shutting down their party hall business without notice after taking thousands of dollars in advance payments from unsuspecting consumers. Mission Valley Ballroom...
El Paso County Receives 2.7 Million Reimbursement From The Department Of Justice
Funds will help lessen impact of state budget cuts El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar today announced that the Department of Justice has reimbursed $2.7 million in expenditures the County of El Paso incurred while prosecuting and incarcerating federally...
Canadian Citizen Featured On El Paso’s Most Wanted In October Sentenced For Deceptive Business
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the sentencing of a Canadian citizen accused of committing Deceptive Business Practices in El Paso. This morning, 71-year-old Gordan Gladu received a 331 day sentence after pleading guilty to two...
Dozens Of Hot Check Writers Arrested During 3-Day Roundup
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the arrest of 54 individuals with hot check warrants during a 3-day roundup that ended Thursday night. Thirty officers from the El Paso Sheriff's Office, County Constables Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4...
Amnesty Period Ends Today With 445 Offenders Paying More Than $116,000 in Hot Checks
Arrest roundups may begin unannounced immediately after El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that 445 individuals took advantage of the 2011 Hot Check Amnesty. Since January 28, 2011, when the amnesty was announced, County Attorney's...
Hundreds Of Residents Take Advantage Of The Hot Check Amnesty Period
Few hours left to take advantage of the amnesty. Arrest roundups may begin immediately after El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today revealed that more than 340 individuals have taken advantage of the hot check amnesty period since its implementation...
Procuradora Del Condado Y Fiscal De Distrito Anuncian Iniciativa Para Combatir La Violencia Doméstica Y En El Noviazgo
Incluye videos, materiales y presentaciones disponibles para todas las escuelas de nivel bachillerato ("high schools") Hoy viernes 11 de Febrero del 2011, la Procuradora del Condado de El Paso Jo Anne Bernal y el Fiscal de Distrito Jaime Esparza...
El Paso County Attorney And District Attorney Unveil New Initiative Against Domestic/Dating Violence
Program includes videos, materials and presentations to be offered to local high schools On Friday, February 11, 2011, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal and District Attorney Jaime Esparza unveiled a bold new initiative to reduce domestic and dating...
Hot-Check Amnesty Period Extended One Week Due To Severe Weather
Individuals still have one week to pay and avoid publication of their names El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal announced today that, due to the winter storm that kept the County Courthouse closed since Wednesday, the amnesty period for hot check writers...
2011 Hot-Check Warrant Amnesty Period And Roundup Announced
Arrest roundups to follow publication of the names El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles today announced that they will be joined by Constables from Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 in conducting a roundup of individuals...
El Paso County Approves The Creation Of First Protective Order
Today 65 th District Court Judge Yahara Lisa Gutierrez announced the creation of El Paso's first Protective Order Court dedicated exclusively to deal with victims of domestic violence. Judge Gutierrez received a $93,000 grant from the Office of the...
County Attorney’s Office Employees Go Above And Beyond Their Duty To Serve The Community
During fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2010, employees of the El Paso County Attorney's Office volunteered to provide more than 700 hours of community service. Volunteerism is part of a long tradition implemented by former County Attorney...
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