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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

District Attorney returns more than $2 million to victims after overhauling restitution system

December 2, 2019  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has returned more than $2 million to crime victims so far this year after modernizing a…

Harris County District Attorney’s Office Supports Bail for Lydell Grant Based on New DNA Evidence

Prosecutors will ask State District Judge George Powell Tuesday to grant Lydell Grant bail with reasonable conditions based on new DNA evidence,…

District Attorney fires prosecutor for asking about victim’s immigration status

November 8, 2019  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said that following an internal review, she has fired a prosecutor who asked police…

Killer sentenced to 75 years after jury rejects “sleepwalking” defense

November 8, 2019  A Houston husband who murdered his wife and claimed he was “sleepwalking” when he shot her six times was sentenced Friday to 75…

Jury puts sexual predator who abused children behind bars

November 7, 2019  A sexual predator diagnosed with pedophilic disorder, a lifelong condition, was committed to a lockdown facility, where he will…

Contractor sentenced to 10 years in prison in construction fraud case

October 30, 2019  A Central Texas man, who took hundreds of thousands of dollars to build barns around the state that were never finished, pleaded…

Sheriff Deputy Indicted for Assault

October 29, 2019  A grand jury indicted a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tuesday for assault, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.  Deputy…

Robber who dumped his GPS monitor and went missing from his own trial gets 29 years

October 16, 2019  A Houston man, who jumped bail during his own trial and was convicted and sentenced while on the run, got 29 years for robbing an…

Haskell sentenced to death for family massacre

October 11, 2019  A Harris County jury sentenced a killer to death Friday for the execution of six members of the Stay family, including a husband…

Joint effort leads to 32 year prison sentence

October 10, 2019  A man prosecuted as part of a joint effort with the ATF that linked a handgun he had while fleeing police to an armed robbery…