Judge Audrey Moorehead

Judge Audrey Moorehead Judge Audrey Moorehead presides over Dallas County Criminal Court 3, a misdemeanor court. She was fi Thank you for visiting my page! I am asking for your vote to serve as judge for Dallas County Criminal Court #3.

The entire family is interacting with the criminal justice system when a person is victimized or arrested and it is my goal to create and maintain a just environment. I have the education and experience that will allow me to determine which offenders need to be incapacitated in prison and which offenders could safely and effectively be rehabilitated through probation and diversion court services.

The entire family is interacting with the criminal justice system when a person is victimized or arrested and it is my goal to create and maintain a just environment. I have the education and experience that will allow me to determine which offenders need to be incapacitated in prison and which offenders could safely and effectively be rehabilitated through probation and diversion court services.

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Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed.
09/14/2021

Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed.

Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed.

Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed!
09/14/2021

Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed!

Eight years ago today! It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Feeling blessed!

I am honored and humbled to announce that I was awarded the Dallas Women Lawyers Association 2021 Outstanding Jurist Awa...
09/07/2021

I am honored and humbled to announce that I was awarded the Dallas Women Lawyers Association 2021 Outstanding Jurist Award. Just makes me want to focus even more on doing a good job for the citizens of Dallas County! Thank you DWLA.

I am honored and humbled to announce that I was awarded the Dallas Women Lawyers Association 2021 Outstanding Jurist Award. Just makes me want to focus even more on doing a good job for the citizens of Dallas County! Thank you DWLA.

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Looking back, over the past year, it i...
09/06/2021

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Looking back, over the past year, it is good time to celebrate all of those who kept our country going but, also, those that gave their life to the virus in the process. Proud to serve with you and for you! Have a safe Labor Day!
Audrey Moorehead

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Looking back, over the past year, it is good time to celebrate all of those who kept our country going but, also, those that gave their life to the virus in the process. Proud to serve with you and for you! Have a safe Labor Day!
Audrey Moorehead

REMINDER! Big event this Sunday, 4-6pm, at Saint Rocco's in Trinity Groves. Join me and many other Democrats at our firs...
07/22/2021
Justice Tour St. Rocco's

REMINDER! Big event this Sunday, 4-6pm, at Saint Rocco's in Trinity Groves. Join me and many other Democrats at our first Dallas County Justice Tour, hosted by DA Creuzot and sponsored by The Cochran Firm. This is a FREE event but RSVP is required at this link: http://www.DallasJusticeTour.com

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See you there! Share this post, please! Re-Elect Judge Audrey Moorehead!
07/16/2021

See you there! Share this post, please! Re-Elect Judge Audrey Moorehead!

See you there! Share this post, please! Re-Elect Judge Audrey Moorehead!

Please share! A mistake made years ago may be  keeping someone from housing, education or employment.4th Annual Expuncti...
07/07/2021
District Clerk | Expunction Expo

Please share! A mistake made years ago may be keeping someone from housing, education or employment.

4th Annual Expunction Expo (Clearing Criminal Records)
Apply thru July 27, 2021. The Dallas DA and District Clerk present this annual clinic on September 11-12th. Expunction is a process of clearing criminal records of certain offenses as if they never occurred. (This does NOT apply to all cases)! Complete the Participant Form by July 27th. Contact: 214-653-2905. Instructions: www.dallascounty.org/expunction

District Clerk | Expunction Expo

Has it been a year??
06/29/2021

Has it been a year??

It is an honor to be invited to speak to a talented group of lawyers about aspects of the jury trial. As a judge, it crucial to be deemed knowledgeable in your profession. Thank you for electing me as your judge of CCC 3. Stay on my team!

06/16/2021
Wesley Rose-great at 8

In case you missed the star of my campaign kick off-she said courts should be fair. I agree.
Help me keep justice and fairness in Dallas County Criminal Court 3.
Please donate today!

https://judgemoorehead.com/
Steering Committee includes: Steve Bolden, Ashlei Dior,Thomas Wynne, Eric Puente, Chris Lewis, Mimi Coffey, Law Offices of Randall B Isenberg, PC (Silver Sponsor), Michael Kevin Michael Kevin Hurst, Krisi Kastl(Gold Sponsor), Andrew Jee (Gold Sponsor), Laura Geisler (Gold Sponsor), Paul Saputo, Tom Vick, Russel Wilson (Gold Sponsor), Heather Hagerty Barbieri (Platinum Sponsor), Andy Payne (Gold Sponsor) Jim Burnham, Toby Shook,
Hank Judin and more! I am so appreciative of the support for the support of my colleagues and friends!

Still overwhelmed with all the support- over 100 people in attendance!! Thank you to everyone for your support and frien...
06/15/2021

Still overwhelmed with all the support- over 100 people in attendance!! Thank you to everyone for your support and friendship

06/15/2021

Outstanding Campaign Kickoff! Thank You to hosts: Andrew Jee, Krisi Kastl, Sean Sullivan, Michael Hurst, Chris Lewis, Laura Geisler, Randall Isenberg and Saputo Law Firm for hosting.
I will be thanking my many sponsors over the next few days but want thank Linny Nance for providing the entertainment- live jazz quartet was a huge hit and I appreciate him putting up with me for over 25 years! A true friend!
Then the STAR of the show: Wesley Rose.

06/04/2021
YOUR VOTE MATTERS: We have Joint Runoff voting in Dallas County beginning tomorrow. Let's go vote! Voting days, times an...
05/23/2021

YOUR VOTE MATTERS: We have Joint Runoff voting in Dallas County beginning tomorrow. Let's go vote! Voting days, times and locations: bit.ly/runoffearlyvote
- VOTE EARLY -
Monday May 24: 8am-5pm
Tuesday May 25: 8am-5pm
Wednesday May 26: 8am-5pm
Thursday May 27: 8am-5pm
Friday May 28: 7am-7pm
Saturday May 29: 8am-5pm
Sunday May 30: 1pm-6pm
Tuesday June 1: 7am-7pm

YOUR VOTE MATTERS: We have Joint Runoff voting in Dallas County beginning tomorrow. Let's go vote! Voting days, times and locations: bit.ly/runoffearlyvote
- VOTE EARLY -
Monday May 24: 8am-5pm
Tuesday May 25: 8am-5pm
Wednesday May 26: 8am-5pm
Thursday May 27: 8am-5pm
Friday May 28: 7am-7pm
Saturday May 29: 8am-5pm
Sunday May 30: 1pm-6pm
Tuesday June 1: 7am-7pm

So excited! It’s time! You are critical to the success of my re-election campaign! Invite others to my page. Volunteer! ...
05/18/2021
Re-Elect Judge Audrey Moorehead, Democrat for Judge

So excited! It’s time! You are critical to the success of my re-election campaign! Invite others to my page. Volunteer! Donate today!
Thank you to my Steering Committee:
Ashlei Dior, Tifanee Baker, Krisi Kastl, Sean Sullivan, Andrew Jee, Chris Lewis, Stephanie Alvarado, Michael Kevin Hurst, Tom Vick, Nick Toufexis, Frank Sellers, Thomas Wynne, BD Howard, and more!

Judge Audrey Moorehead presides over Dallas County Criminal Court 3, a misdemeanor court. She was first elected in 2018 as the Democratic nominee, and is seeking re-election in 2022.

Excited to participate! Civic Engagement is key to building great communities.
05/16/2021
Texas Role Models: Women of the Texas Judiciary

Excited to participate! Civic Engagement is key to building great communities.

A dynamic conversation with two accomplished women role models of the Texas Judiciary about their personal journey and career advancements

If you saw the news this morning, you know voting rights took a big hit in Texas last night. Please join me at this nonp...
05/07/2021

If you saw the news this morning, you know voting rights took a big hit in Texas last night. Please join me at this nonpartisan event. Action!! Show Up!

If you saw the news this morning, you know voting rights took a big hit in Texas last night. Please join me at this nonpartisan event. Action!! Show Up!

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you...
04/10/2021

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
It is fairly common, on one’s birthday, to look back over the years. Most people don’t know the plan God has for their life. I look at this little girl and wonder what her hopes and dreams were. I hope she is proud of me and my commitment to public service.
As campaign season begins- I am thanking you for your support in advance as I seek to be re-elected to the bench. Please let me know if ypu are willing to work on Team Audrey4Judge by emailing [email protected]
It has been a very happy birthday! I am beyond blessed.

01/07/2021
TED

Ms. Abrams knew what she wanted to happen in Georgia for this election. What do you want?

"Once you know what you want, understand why you want it... Make sure you want it because there's something not that you should do, but something you must do."

Watch Stacey Abrams' full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/BBoEZ6d

Happy Holidays! Your support is my greatest gift! Thank you!!! Wishing you health and happiness!
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays! Your support is my greatest gift! Thank you!!! Wishing you health and happiness!

Coming to a webcast near you! Speaking for the State Bar of Texas!
09/20/2020

Coming to a webcast near you! Speaking for the State Bar of Texas!

It is an honor to be invited to speak to a talented group of lawyers about aspects of the jury trial. As a judge, it cru...
07/17/2020

It is an honor to be invited to speak to a talented group of lawyers about aspects of the jury trial. As a judge, it crucial to be deemed knowledgeable in your profession. Thank you for electing me as your judge of CCC 3. Stay on my team!

Questions about a criminal record? Is an old arrest or deferred adjudication probation creating issues and complications...
07/09/2020
District Clerk | Expunction Expo

Questions about a criminal record? Is an old arrest or deferred adjudication probation creating issues and complications? See if you are eligible! Take advantage of this opportunity!! Spread the word! It might not be you but we ALL know someone that might benefit...

District Clerk | Expunction Expo

Thoughtfully considering how to give people their constitutional right to a jury trial without gutting that right of fai...
06/09/2020
Resuming criminal jury trials would be 'reckless and irresponsible,' NACDL says regarding COVID-19

Thoughtfully considering how to give people their constitutional right to a jury trial without gutting that right of fairness.

Resuming criminal jury trials would be “reckless and irresponsible” given the risk of transmission of the new coronavirus and the burdens on defendants’ constitutional rights, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers said in a report released Thursday.

We still have a job to do. Justice doesn’t take sick leave.
03/16/2020
Procedural Justice During a Pandemic

We still have a job to do. Justice doesn’t take sick leave.

Wow. It seems that the world has changed around us in a heartbeat. The changes are disruptive and unsettling. And that’s true for just about everybody—inside and outside the courthouse. As judges a…

Jessica Gonzalez represents all citizens. Her service is to be commended.
02/26/2020

Jessica Gonzalez represents all citizens. Her service is to be commended.

This Black History Month, our office is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the historical excellence of Black changemakers. Every week my office will be highlighting judges connecting, conveying and collaborating in our community.

Today, we will be recognizing the judges that serve on the Dallas County Criminal Court. These courts are designed to handle cases involving Family Violence and more. The Texas Family Code defines Family Violence as an act by a member of a family to another member that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm.

County Criminal Court 2 - The Honorable Julia Hayes
County Criminal Court 3 - The Honorable Audrey Moorehead
County Criminal Court 5 - The Honorable Lisa Green
County Criminal Court 6 - The Honorable Angela King
County Criminal Court 7 - The Honorable Remeko Tranisha Edwards
County Criminal Court 8 - The Honorable Carmen P. White
County Criminal Court 10 - The Honorable Etta J. Mullin
County Criminal Court 11 - The Honorable Shequitta Kelly

Thank you, Judges, for everything you do for Dallas and the State of Texas! #txlege #Dallas

Honored
02/26/2020

Honored

Super honored to be included for Black History Month!
02/26/2020

Super honored to be included for Black History Month!

07/23/2019

Criminal Justice Reform is happening- slowly but surely- I stay informed so YOU stay informed!

Thousands of federal prisoners already are benefiting from early release reforms in the criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed Friday.

The department announced that more than 3,100 inmates are being released from federal prison because of an increase in good time credit under the law. Another 1,691 inmates have had their sentences reduced under a provision in the law that allows sentence reductions for offenders sentenced for crack co***ne under older, tougher laws, according to a press release.

The law also allows some federal inmates to earn credits toward early supervised release by completing programs to reduce recidivism.

A new tool unveiled by the DOJ Friday predicts the likelihood that a prisoner will reoffend after release from prison. The tool will be used to identify inmates who may qualify for early release by participating in prison programs.

The tool is known as PATTERN, short for the Prisoner Assessment Tool Targeting Estimated Risk and Needs.

The tool will consider “dynamic” factors, such as participation in education and drug treatment programs, along with “static risk factors,” such as age and crime of conviction.

Our communities are safer when we do a better job of rehabilitating offenders in our custody and preparing them for a successful transition to life after incarceration

Dallas Bar Association Summer Interns! Gave them a tour, talked about law school, career options, the importance of the ...
07/20/2019

Dallas Bar Association Summer Interns! Gave them a tour, talked about law school, career options, the importance of the jury trial, indigent defense and the role of a prosecutor. And of course the great honor of being a judge!

Early Friday morning- a view from the bench. Come on Justice! Let’s get at it!
05/03/2019

Early Friday morning- a view from the bench. Come on Justice! Let’s get at it!

What’s Judge Audrey Moorehead up to? Glad you asked! It’t the JAM Report. April 8th was Women Judge’s Day at the State C...
04/17/2019

What’s Judge Audrey Moorehead up to? Glad you asked! It’t the JAM Report. April 8th was Women Judge’s Day at the State Capital-celebrating the 1,500 elected judges in this great state. Met with Senators and State Representatives regarding issues important to the cause of justice. April 10th, I co-presented with Shirley Baccus Lobel on Ethically Handling Your First or Next White Collar Crime Case and later, met with Texas Center for Legal Ethics staff regarding future presentations on Implicit Bias. The remainder of the week I participated the 2019 Women in the Law Power Summit- networking with some of the most powerful influential women in the world, from Sally Yates, A. Shonn Evans Brown, Tina Tchen, just to name a few.... Saturday, I supported the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Annual Awards Luncheon- proud of my girl, Chief U. Renee Hall and cousin, Marian Brown. So many great honorees and thousands of dollars in scholarships given away. Two hours later I was giving the keynote address for the Texas Wesleyan University Mortar Board Honor Society Initiation and Awards Reception. I picked up a new mentee and am so proud of outgoing president Ashley Hicks. Two hours later, I am walking the runway at the Legal Hospice of Dallas event FashionCited- serving on the board with great people for a great cause. I have to shout out to CASA for raising $176,000 at their Cherish the Children Luncheon- proud to serve on the Children’s Council as Education Co-Chair. In the mean time, we are applying the same principles in DWI Divert Court to DWI .15 and DWI 2nds in CCC 3 hoping we can decrease recidivism and improve outcomes. I am working hard to make sure you are proud of electing me as the first woman as judge of this court. Service is what I do!

04/03/2019

Disparate impact in class c misdemeanor arrests - grits for breakfast article

Epidemic' of Class-C arrests poo-pooed in 2001 by SCOTUS now documented by new Appleseed report, racial-profiling data

One of the frustrating aspects of debating the issue of Class C misdemeanors in Texas has been a general lack of information about how often people are arrested for these low-level infractions. When legislation to limit such arrests was heard in 2017, law enforcement claimed Class-C arrests almost never happened and were nothing to worry about. "Move along," we were told, "nothing to see here."

Except that was patently false: Now we know Class C arrests are common as dirt. They occur all the time, every day, all over the state.

Texas Appleseed just published Exhibit One for that contention: "An Analysis of Jail Bookings: How Texas counties could save millions of dollars by safely diverting people from jail." (See also the appendices.) This new report is based on an analysis of jail booking data from 12 of the state's 25 largest counties, and includes a number of new analyses and data points that weren't previously available. Among their findings, most jail bookings are for misdemeanors, not felonies. Here are the most common charges that result in jail bookings, according to Appleseed's research:
DWI
Pot possession
Felony drug possession
Misdemeanor theft
Assault/Family violence
Class C misdemeanor traffic violations
One notices from that list that the Legislature could do a lot this session to reduce jail bookings. Reducing ma*****na penalties (either to a civil penalty or from a Class B to Class C misdemeanor) would go along way toward keeping low-risk people out of the jail who don't need to be there. Class C offenders are another large category of jail entrants who almost never need to be incarcerated. Legislation is being heard in House committees on both those topics this week.

Apropos of tomorrow's Homeland Security and Public Safety hearing on HB 482 (Thompson) limiting arrests for non-jailable offenses, Appleseed honed in on this problem of Class-C-misdemeanor incarceration. According to their research, "People charged with fine-only misdemeanors and no more serious charge make up an alarming number of jail bookings in most counties analyzed."

Appleseed found that, "Across 11 counties analyzed, more than 30,000 people were booked into Texas jails for a Class C misdemeanor and no more serious charge in a single year." (Numbers in Dallas were skewed downward because Class C defendants were mostly incarcerated in unregulated municipal jails for which Appleseed couldn't acquire data.)

That's an exceptionally large number, and for only a fraction of the state! It also jibes with other recent reporting. When Grits compiled new data on Class C misdemeanor arrests at traffic stops from about 60 larger Texas jurisdictions, I found more than 24,500 people arrested for violations of Class C traffic laws or municipal ordinances (excluding people arrested on warrants and for Penal Code violations). Assuming even more people are arrested in non-traffic-stop circumstances, 30k in 11 counties sounds reasonable. These are different data sources measuring different things, but the implications are the same: Tens of thousands of Texans annually are being arrested for Class C misdemeanors as the highest charge.
For 10 of the 12 counties, Appleseed was able to calculate the total bed days (at roughly $60 per day) spent on various misdemeanor offenses. Collectively:
Class C misdemeanors accounted for 61,825 jail bed days.
Class B misdemeanors accounted for 316,639 jail bed days
Class A misdemeanors accounted for 480,495 jail bed days.
Jefferson County (Beaumont/Port Arthur) was by far the worst jurisdiction in the Apppleseed analysis when it came to Class C incarceration: 42% of all misdemeanor-bed days in the county jail were accounted for by Class-C defendants. That's unfathomable, really.

Appleseed's recommendations will ring familiar to Grits readers:
(1) End jail bookings for Class C misdemeanors.
(2) End most jail bookings for offenses eligible for citation.
(3) Quickly release most people after jail booking on personal bond.
(4) Implement diversion programs.
(5) Analyze local data to develop local solutions to reduce jail use.
Grits is delighted to see so much additional data produced about Class C misdemeanor arrests just before the Legislature considers limiting them.

Most readers have likely forgotten (but bill-author Senfronia Thompson certainly has not) that the Legislature in 2001 approved a bill similar to HB 482 limiting arrests for Class C misdemeanors in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision in Atwater v. City of Lago Vista. Rick Perry vetoed that legislation, as well as another, more modest effort to limit Class C arrests passed the following year.

At the time, law enforcement insisted these sorts of arrests were vanishingly rare. Sandra Day O'Connor's dissent in that case is an excellent primer on why such arrests should be limited, but even she thought arrests for non-jailable Class Cs didn't happen often. "Such unbounded discretion carries with it grave potential for abuse," she wrote. "The majority takes comfort in the lack of evidence of 'an epidemic of unnecessary minor-offense arrests.' But the relatively small number of published cases dealing with such arrests proves little and should provide little solace."

Now, the "epidemic of unnecessary minor-offense arrests" about which O'Connor rightly fretted has been thoroughly documented. Whether one looks at jail bookings, as does Texas Appleseed's analysis, or at recently published Class-C arrest data in Texas racial profiling reports, it's now clear that arresting Texans for non-jailable misdemeanors is a routine, everyday occurrence across the state.

Both the Republican and Democratic state party platforms call for ending arrests for Class Cs. HB 482 is sound, bipartisan public policy from both a justice-reform perspective and from a perspective of fiscal conservatism. It's correcting a wasteful, ill-considered policy that does more harm than good.

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Death penalty or abolition and criminal imprisonment ...? 🤔 Me, I found the idea, the means to punish all the criminals guilty of crimes "of blood". It is a modern and completely new proposition. It is unknown to this day, since it is: nowhere neither studied nor applied 🧐 Cherry on the cake: it will suit everyone: governments and populations "while respecting the very idea of life". . will the government contact me ?!
Funeral Services for Mr. Norman L. Moorehead, the Father of Judge Audrey Moorehead are set. The wake is Tuesday March 19 at 7 pm at Black and Clark Funeral Home. The funeral is on Wednesday, March 20 at St. Luke Community UMC at 11 am. Please be in prayer for her entire family.
Congratulations!
Congratulations, for all of your accomplishments. You have served your parents proud, and all of us who know you. This is just the first stop on your way up to the Supreme Court. Keep on keeping on. “Rev. Dr. Francine C. Childs”
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Congrats!!!
Congratulations you topped at over 50% so you are the Winner!!!!
I am proud of you Audrey Moorehead!!!
Good for you!!!!
You look beautiful
Though not living in Dallas, I wish you the best!