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Dozens Of Individuals Arrested During A 3-Day Hot Check Roundup
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the arrest of 58 individuals with outstanding warrants during a 3-day roundup that ended Thursday night. Thirty six officers from the El Paso Sheriff's Office, County Constables Precincts 1, 2...
Mural Painting Helps Rehabilitate Local At-Risk Teens
On Tuesday May 1, 2012, local authorities will unveil the second mural created in a program that uses art to rehabilitate at-risk students. The mural was painted by 11 boys and three girls from the El Paso Independent School District that are under supervision...
Only Three Days Left To Take Advantage Of The Hot Check Amnesty Period
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that more than 205 individuals have taken advantage of the hot check amnesty period since its implementation on March 14, 2012. During the first 27 days of the amnesty period the County Attorney's...
Local Attorneys Offer Free Assistance On How To Execute Advance Healthcare Directives
El Paso County Attorney's Office, the University Medical Center of El Paso, and the El Paso County Medical Society, along with other community organizations, will celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) with two public events highlighting...
Wednesday Is The Last Day To Pay And Avoid Publication Of Name In The Hot Check Warrant List
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today reminded hot check writers that tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 is the last day to pay to avoid the publication of their names and addresses in the hot check warrant list. The list with the names of individuals...
2012 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's Chief Deputy Jesus Campa today announced that they will be joined by Constables from Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, in conducting...
Jo Anne Bernal To Be Presented With The 2012 La Mujer Obrera Award
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal has been named one of the three recipients of the 2012 "La Mujer Obrera Award" for her advocacy work to fight domestic violence in El Paso County. The awards recognize local community leaders that fight...
El Paso County Attorney To Offer Services to Northeast Residents
On Friday, December 2, 2011, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal will hold an Open House for its new office in Northeast El Paso. The opening of this new office is part of a plan by County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal to provide free services at locations...
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...
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