OSPA Offers Practically Free Traffic-Stop Training for Rural Law Enforcement

Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney John R. Messinger will conduct a 4-hour presentation covering 4th Amendment issues with a focus on traffic stops. Read more...

The State Prosecuting Attorney handles criminal cases on appeal only and has no jurisdiction in civil matters or to investigate or prosecute crimes in trial court.  However, it is illegal for a person or company to falsely impersonate a state agency.  You may file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General at: 

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/frauds-and-scams

 

 

The Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney has no jurisdiction in family court and therefore cannot enforce court orders.

The OSPA is not a law enforcement agency.  Please contact your local law enforcement agency if you feel a crime  has been committed against you and/or your property.

The Office of the Attorney General has information available on their website for consumer and fraud protection.

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/frauds-and-scams

 

If you feel that you're the victim of a crime please contact your local law enforcement agency.  Also, you may file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General.  Please see the Consumer Complaint process at: 

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/file-a-consumer-complaint

The OSPA represents the State of Texas in criminal appeals only.  The State Bar of Texas provides attorney referral information:

http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Referral_Service_LRIS_&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15664

Please contact your local law enforcement agency (Sheriff, Police,) to file charges.  Your local County or District Attorney has the jurisdiction to prosecute criminal charges.

The OSPA does not have jurisdiction in civil matters; further, the OSPA represents the State of Texas only in criminal appellate cases.