The Misdemeanor Unit serves two main functions: to prosecute all Class A and B misdemeanor cases filed in Tarrant County and to train and educate prosecutors to be effective and ethical attorneys.
Twenty-one misdemeanor attorneys handle cases assigned to the ten misdemeanor courts. The attorneys are supervised by a chief, a deputy chief and a felony supervising attorney. The attorneys are assisted by four investigators and nine support staff.
The county criminal courts hearing misdemeanor cases are the busiest criminal courts in Tarrant County in terms of caseload. They handle more than 25,000 cases per year. The cases are divided among the prosecutors assigned to each court.