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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...
Jo Anne Bernal Elected Board Member Of The Texas District And County Attorneys Association
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) for the 2011 calendar year. The results of the election, which took place on September 2010 in South Padre...
Texas Attorney General Rules El Paso County Attorney Is Required To Give Legal Representation To The Ethics Commission
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a legal opinion that confirms the El Paso County Ethics Commission must obtain legal advice from the El Paso County Attorney. AG Opinion No. GA-0817...
County Attorney Investigators Locate Man Accused Of Writing More Than One Hundred Hot Checks
Dozens of local merchants scammed out of thousands of dollars. El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the arrest of a Horizon City resident accused of scamming dozens of local merchants and landlords out of thousands of dollars. Forty...
Texas Attorney General Declines To Issue Opinion To Clarify Same-Sex Marriage Controversy In El Paso
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that the Office of the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has formally declined to issue a legal opinion regarding the granting of marriage licenses to individuals who have undergone sex change operations...
Remodeler Receives Enhanced Punishment For Engaging In Deceptive Practices
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the sentencing of an El Paso resident accused of engaging in Deceptive Business Practices. On August 6, 2010, 31-year-old Jesus Piña pled guilty to one count of committing a Deceptive Business Practice...
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Challenged Constitutionality Of The County’s Ethics Legislation
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that a Federal District Judge has dismissed a legal challenge filed by a local civil rights activist against the El Paso County's Ethics Legislation approved by the Texas Legislature last year...
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