Main Office and Hot Checks
Crime Victim Liaison / Family Services Coordinator
Main Office and Hot Checks
It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys not to convict, but to see that justice is done.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Wood County District Attorney’s Office employs an investigator who is a certified peace officer as provided by Chapter 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Our Investigator assists the prosecutorial staff in the preparation of criminal cases that occur in Wood County, conducts formal investigations for the District Attorney and assists law enforcement from other jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis.
Allegations of criminal conduct are first reported to law enforcement in the jurisdiction where they occur, and after receiving law enforcement reports, the Investigator prepares them for review by the District Attorney’s Office to decide what charges, if any, are appropriate.
Additionally, the Investigator plays an important role in trial preparation and subpoenaing witnesses for Grand Jury meetings and for criminal trials.
Wood County Crime Victim Services
The mission of the Wood County Criminal District Attorney - Victim Services Division is to assist victims of crime by providing information, services, and support in an impartial, consistent and compassionate manner during their interaction with the criminal justice system.
Services We Provide
Hot Check Division
The Hot Check/Check Fraud Division of the Wood County is managed by District Attorney’s Office .
The first thing you must do to file a theft by check case is to send the appropriate demand letter to the check writer. For checks written since September 1, 1995, the law requires that potential complainants in check fraud cases send a notice letter containing the exact, specific language spelled out in the statute. A proper notice letter includes the statutory demand language, gives the check writer ten days to pay the check, and is sent by certified mail with return receipt requested. Be sure to keep a photocopy of the demand letter that you send. We will need that copy to prove any theft by check case that goes to trial. Once the green receipt card comes back to you, or the returned letter with the green card still attached (do not open the returned letter!), and more than ten days have elapsed, you may take the next step.
The Complaint Form and related documents are available from the Hot Check/Check Fraud Division of the Wood County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
Also, to be added to the quarterly newsletter mailing of the Criminal District Attorney Informer, contact 903-763-4515 or Email