The Misdemeanor Division of the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is charged with the prosecution of all Class A and Class B misdemeanor offenses filed within Fannin County.
Misdemeanor prosecutors in Fannin County aggressively prosecute cases with a particular emphasis on Driving While Intoxicated and Family Violence cases.
Fannin County has taken a progressive approach toward prosecuting DWI cases using blood search warrants in cases where defendants refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen.
The Fannin County Court at Law disposes of approximately 1,500 cases per year. There are two prosecutors assigned to the court, along with an investigator and legal secretarial support.
Class A Misdemeanors
The most common Class A misdemeanor offenses include:
- Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
- Theft over $500 but less than $1,500
- Assault (not involving serious bodily injury or a deadly weapon)
- DWI 2nd (allegation includes a prior conviction for DWI).
Class A misdemeanor offenses are punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Class B Misdemeanors
The most common Class B misdemeanor offenses include:
- Terroristic Threat
- Criminal Mischief over $50 but less than $500
- Criminal Trespass
- Theft over $50 but less than $500.
Class B misdemeanor offenses are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Chase Barker – Assistant Criminal District Attorney is responsible for all cases where a defendant’s last name begins with the letters “A-L” (903) 583-7448 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Porter – Assistant Criminal District Attorney is responsible for all cases where a defendant’s last name begins with the letters “M-Z” (903) 583-7448 / email@example.com
Kelly Babers – Misdemeanor Coordinator (903) 583-7448 / firstname.lastname@example.org