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Essential and Continuing Operations / COVID19: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and the community, our offices will remain closed to the public, and most of the agency’s prosecutors and staff will work remotely, until further notice. The HCDAO continues to perform key functions in the county criminal justice system and will do so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here for More Information

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News Releases

Repeat Offender Sentenced to 80 Years in Prison for Murdering a Concerned Father

Sept. 22, 2021 A 27-year-old repeat offender was sentenced to 80 years in prison for gunning down a concerned father during an argument about…

MS-13 gang leader sentenced to life in prison for ordering the 2016 murder of a cooperating witness

September 16, 2021 A 28-year-old leader of a Houston-area cell of the transnational gang MS-13 was sentenced to life in prison without parole for…

Two people sentenced to 40 years for killing man trying to sell his car online

September 11, 2021 Two people have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man trying to sell his car through an internet…

Child molester gets 20 years in prison

Sept. 8, 2021 A Houston man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to repeatedly raping a nine-year-old boy he was babysitting, Harris…

HCDAO Bail, Crime & Public Safety Report 09.02.21

  The HCDAO Bail, Crime & Public Safety Report of 09.02.21 is now available online. Please click the file below to view or download the full…

Man sentenced to 40 years for murdering woman trying to leave relationship

August 30, 2021 A 42-year-old man who murdered a woman as she tried to end their relationship has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. “We know…

Three people convicted for their roles in killing Army veteran and burning body in car

August 28, 2021 The manager of a gentleman’s club on the Gulf Freeway and two employees have pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal shooting of…

Statement from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office: Case Backlog Reduction Plan

  Aug. 24, 2021 Prosecutors have reviewed more than 10,000 criminal cases so far involving “low risk” defendants, as part of special triage effort…

Statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in The State of Texas vs. Felipe Gallegos:

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021   Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday that a murder charge has been dismissed against Houston Police…

Houston man sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting 3-year-old girl

August 17, 2021 A Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for molesting a 3-year-old in the bathtub while…