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With over 900,000 residents, Denton County is the 7th largest county in Texas by population. Its crime rate is lower than the national average, and it is in the 75th percentile for safety.

That said, criminal offenses do occur within the county, with common charges including theft, drug crimes, burglary, and assault. The Denton County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes these cases. 

At the Law Offices of David Sloane, our Denton County criminal defense lawyers are skilled at identifying weaknesses in the prosecutor’s arguments and challenging the allegations made against our clients. In our 20+ years of legal experience, we have defended hundreds of people facing various accusations. With a thorough understanding of law enforcement and judicial processes, we can build thoughtful and strategic defenses.

For help fighting your misdemeanor or felony charge, contact our criminal defense attorneys in Denton County by calling us at (817) 349-7118 today. We offer a free initial consultation.

Denton County Communities

Denton County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 

Located in northeastern Texas, it is comprised of the following cities, towns, and municipalities:

  • Argyle
  • Aubrey
  • Bartonville
  • Carrollton
  • Copper Canyon
  • Corinth
  • Cross Roads
  • Denton
  • DISH
  • Double Oak
  • Draper
  • Flower Mound
  • Frisco
  • Hackberry
  • Hickory Creek
  • Highland Village
  • Justin
  • Krugerville
  • Krum
  • Lake Dallas
  • Lewisville
  • Lakewood Village
  • Lincoln Park
  • Little Elm
  • Northlake
  • Oak Point
  • Pilot Point
  • Ponder
  • Providence Village
  • Roanoke
  • Sanger
  • Shady Shores
  • The Colony

Wherever in Denton County you have been charged with a crime, our team is here to help. At the Law Offices of David Sloane, our criminal defense lawyers in Denton County provide dedicated legal representation throughout the area.

Denton County District Attorney’s Office

The Denton County District Attorney’s Office consists of prosecutors, investigators, and other personnel. The Office’s primary objective is to protect community members by seeking justice after an alleged criminal act. 

Prosecutors decide what charges to file and pursue penalties and other sanctions against alleged wrongdoers. The Denton County District Attorney’s Office, headed by Paul Johnson, elected in 2007, has earned the reputation of being one of the hardest on crime throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Below is the contact information for the District Attorney’s Office:

1450 E McKinney Street, Suite 3100

Denton, TX 76209

Phone: (940) 349-2600

Click here for more information.

Denton County Courts

After you have been charged with a crime in Denton County, your case will be processed through either a District or County Criminal Court. The court that will handle your case depends on the level of crime you have been charged with. 

Denton County has 11 felony and 5 misdemeanor courts, which include:

  • 16th District Court - Judge Sherry Shipman
  • 158th District Court - Judge Steve Burgess
  • 211th District Court - Judge Brody Shanklin
  • 362nd District Court - Judge Bruce McFarling
  • 367th District Court - Judge Margaret Barnes
  • 393rd District Court - Judge Doug Robison
  • 431st District Court - Judge Jim Johnson
  • 442nd District Court - Judge Tiffany Haertling
  • 462nd District Court - Judge Lee Ann Breading
  • 467th District Court - Judge Derbha Jones
  • 481st District Court - Judge Crystal Levonius
  • County Criminal Court 1 - Judge Lauri Ragland
  • County Criminal Court 2 - Judge Susan Piel
  • County Criminal Court 3 - Judge Forrest Beadle
  • County Criminal Court 4 - Judge Chance Oliver
  • County Criminal Court 5 - Judge Coby Waddill

The Denton County judges are knowledgeable, efficient, and well-respected. Click here to learn about the Criminal Courts and here to learn about the District Courts.

Our Denton County criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the processes of both misdemeanor and felony courts. Reach out to us for help navigating your case.

Texas Second Court of Appeals

Located at the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, the Texas Second Court of Appeals hears challenges raised by defendants concerning a trial court's decision. 

The Second Court of Appeals handles cases in the following counties:

  • Archer
  • Clay
  • Cooke
  • Denton
  • Hood
  • Jack
  • Montague
  • Tarantino
  • Wichita
  • Wise
  • Young

The Court’s contact information is as follows:

Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

401 W. Belknap, Suite 9000

Fort Worth, TX 76196

Phone: (817) 884-1900

For more information, visit the Court’s website.

Denton County Clerk and District Clerk

The Clerk’s Offices are responsible for handling various materials and documents concerning felony or misdemeanor cases. Queries about a criminal matter, including requesting records or initiating payments, can be directed to the Clerk. The Denton County Clerk is Juli Luke, and the Denton County District Clerk is David Trantham.

Denton County Law Enforcement Agencies

The Sheriff’s Office or local police department responds to reports of alleged criminal offenses. 

Denton County Sheriff's Office

Tracy Murphree is the Denton County Sheriff. He was elected in 2016. The Sheriff’s Office carries out various tasks to protect residents and visitors of the cities and municipalities in the county. These duties include investigating crimes and arresting suspects.

Below is the contact information for the Sheriff’s Office:

Tracy Murphree

127 N Woodrow Lane

Denton, TX 76205

Phone: (940) 349-1600

To learn more, visit the Denton County Sheriff's Department website.

Police Department

Denton County has 27 police departments serving the various communities. Officers patrol the streets, operate local jails, and respond to crime reports.

The Denton Police Department serves Denon, TX, the largest city in the county. Individuals can access the police department’s website to initiate tasks the agency handles, such as paying tickets or filing a police report.

Denton County Constable

Denton County has six precincts and one Constable for each. The Constables have various responsibilities related to court actions. Some of these include executing warrants or acting as process servers. 

Get more information by visiting the Denton County Constables website.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Firm

Understanding the legal nuances of your case can be tricky. A lot of moving parts are involved, and you might feel overwhelmed as you move through the various processes. Our Denton County criminal defense lawyers can assist through each stage. We are knowledgeable, skilled, and have a good reputation within the legal community.

Call the Law Offices of David Sloane at (817) 349-7118 or submit an online contact form to get started on your case.

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