District Attorney
Jaime Esparza

daesparza@epcounty.com

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

500 E. San Antonio, 2nd Floor
El Paso County Courthouse
El Paso, Texas 79901

Phone: (915) 546-2059
Fax: (915) 533-5520

 
  • A message from your District Attorney
 
  • Helping Victims
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  • Call (915)546-2091 Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM to speak to trained, caring victim advocates.
  • You are not alone - They can help!
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  • Click here to visit our Help, Hope, Healing site
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  • Ayudando Victimas:
  • Llame al (915)546-2091 de lunes a viernes de 8am a 5pm en donde le atenderán representantes capacitados, quiénes estarán dispuestos a ayudarle
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  • Click to view the rights of Victims of Crime

    • Receive adequate protection from harm and threats of harm arising from cooperation with prosecution efforts;

    • have their safety considered by the magistrate when setting bail;

    • receive information, on request, of relevant court proceedings, including appellate proceedings, of cancellations and rescheduling prior to the event, and appellate court decisions after the decisions are entered but before they are made public;

    • be informed, when requested, by a peace officer about the defendantís right to bail and criminal investigation procedures, and from the prosecutorís office about general procedures in the criminal justice system, including plea agreements, restitution, appeals and parole;

    • provide pertinent information concerning the impact of the crime to the probation department prior to sentencing;

    • information about the Texas Crime Victimsí Compensation Fund and payment for a medical examination for a victim of sexual assault, and, on request, referral to social service agencies that provide additional assistance;

    • information, on request, about parole procedures; notification of parole proceedings and of the inmateís release; and the opportunity to participate in the parole process by submitting written information to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for inclusion in the defendantís file for consideration by the Board prior to parole;

    • a separate or secure waiting area at all public court proceedings;

    • prompt return of any property that is no longer needed as evidence;

    • prompt return of any property that is no longer needed as evidence;

    • have the prosecutor notify, upon request, an employer that the need for the victimís testimony may involve the victimís absence from work;

    • on request, counseling and testing regarding AIDS and HIV infection and testing for victims of sexual assault

    • request victim-offender mediation coordinated by the Victim Services Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;

    • be informed of the use and purpose of a victim impact statement, to complete a victim impact statement and to have the statement considered before sentencing and acceptance of a plea bargain and before an inmate is released on parole.

 
 
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  • What To Do When Crime Hurts You
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    "What To Do When Crime Hurts You"
 
 
  • Notice:
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  • The District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.
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