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Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office

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Today, our office secured a conviction in the case against Michelle Barrientes Vela. This was a case about public corrup...
09/02/2022

Today, our office secured a conviction in the case against Michelle Barrientes Vela. This was a case about public corruption and today's verdict reinforces the fact that no one is above the law. We would like to thank the jury and state's witnesses for their time over the past two weeks and we would also like to give a special shout out to the prosecution team. ADAs Dawn McGraw and Oscar Salinas, Sgt. Investigator Kenneth Tollett, and Victim Advocate Angela Trevino went above and beyond in their public service to ensure that our community is safe.

Today, as part of our child abuse multi-disciplinary team, Family Violence Division Chief Meli Powers and ADA Grant Brya...
08/31/2022

Today, as part of our child abuse multi-disciplinary team, Family Violence Division Chief Meli Powers and ADA Grant Bryan were part of a collaborative training for our law enforcement and CPS partners. Opportunities to share experience and resources can help empower all who are involved in the justice system to protect the children in our community!

DA Gonzales recently participated in NAMI's Pathways to Hope conference. This conference brought many community leaders ...
08/29/2022

DA Gonzales recently participated in NAMI's Pathways to Hope conference. This conference brought many community leaders and professionals together to discuss issues regarding mental illness and domestic violence and help connect those in need with local resources.

Assistant District Attorneys Nicole Phillips and Kristina Escalona have secured a conviction for Richard Vallejo for a 2...
08/26/2022
San Antonio man given life sentence in deadly shooting over rental tires

Assistant District Attorneys Nicole Phillips and Kristina Escalona have secured a conviction for Richard Vallejo for a 2020 murder in San Antonio. Acts of gun violence, such as the murder of Andrew Gomez, have no place in our community. Our office will continue to hold violent offenders accountable.

Richard Vallejo was found guilty of murder for the June 2020 shooting death of Andrew Gomez.

Today, the Texas “trigger law” will go into effect limiting access to vital healthcare for millions of Texans. This law ...
08/25/2022

Today, the Texas “trigger law” will go into effect limiting access to vital healthcare for millions of Texans. This law will put already vulnerable populations such as victims of domestic violence, victims of s*xual assault, and the LGBTQ+ community in unnecessary harm.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s job is to promote the safety and well-being of everyone in our community. Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office will always fight to promote the rights and safety of women. We will continue to focus the Office’s resources on prosecuting violent crime and supporting the victims of these crimes.

08/21/2022

Today is National Senior Citizen Day! On this day, we hope that you will join our Office in celebrating our Seniors and all the contributions they have made to the Bexar County community throughout their lives.

As your District Attorney, DA Joe Gonzales, is committed to protecting our Bexar County Seniors--this protection includes talking about prevention! Watch the full video below to learn more about protecting yourself or the Seniors in your life from becoming a victim of elder fraud.

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales and elder fraud prosecutor Brandon Jackson visited the Kirby Senior Center this morning! Ou...
08/19/2022

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales and elder fraud prosecutor Brandon Jackson visited the Kirby Senior Center this morning! Our team discussed the process of elder fraud prosecution and prevention tips to protect your loved ones from becoming a victim of elder fraud.

Yesterday morning, DA Gonzales addressed the City of San Antonio's Public Safety Committee. In order to protect the comm...
08/17/2022

Yesterday morning, DA Gonzales addressed the City of San Antonio's Public Safety Committee. In order to protect the community, we must focus resources on violent crime prosecution, utilize tools to reduce recidivism rates and develop and fund crime-prevention strategies. We are excited to continue working with the City Council to implement these measures proven to prevent violence.

Yesterday, our office was invited to join the Mission Trails Rotary Club and the Mission San Jose Neighborhood Associati...
08/10/2022

Yesterday, our office was invited to join the Mission Trails Rotary Club and the Mission San Jose Neighborhood Association for their monthly meetings. Thank you to everyone who attended to learn about the initiatives and work of the Bexar County District Attorney's Office and asked questions to DA Joe Gonzales!

If you would like DA Joe Gonzales to speak at your class, organization, or neighborhood association meeting please fill out our event request form>>https://bit.ly/2ZQv3ag

School is almost in session 🍎 Today from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at 1956 WW White Rd. City Council District 3 Councilwoman Phy...
07/30/2022

School is almost in session 🍎 Today from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at 1956 WW White Rd. City Council District 3 Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran and Texas State Representative Elizabeth 'Liz' Campos are hosting a Back-to-School event with backpacks, school supplies and much more! Our team stopped by the District 3 field office to donate some water in support of this great event!

07/29/2022

LIVE—Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales and community leaders give Cite and Release update.

Last night, DA Joe Gonzales participated in a forum hosted by City Council District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez. ...
07/27/2022

Last night, DA Joe Gonzales participated in a forum hosted by City Council District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez. This forum provided a space for community leaders and District 2 neighbors to collaborate on solutions to make our community safer. Bexar County is a safer place for everyone when we invest in crime prevention.

This morning, DA Gonzales joined San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus and the Bexar County Sheriff's Offi...
07/26/2022

This morning, DA Gonzales joined San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office at Barbara Gervin-Hawkins monthly Power Breakfast for an important conversation on gun violence and mass shootings. Our community must continue to work together to prevent violent crime before it happens and continue to hold those who commit it accountable.

This afternoon our office welcomed the chiefs and command staff of Bexar County, State, and Federal law enforcement agen...
07/13/2022

This afternoon our office welcomed the chiefs and command staff of Bexar County, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies for the District Attorney's second Quarterly Law Enforcement Chiefs Meeting. This quarter we discussed current trends in family violence cases our office receives, the resources available to survivors of domestic violence through the Bexar County Family Justice Center, and much more.

This past Sunday, members of our Office spent the afternoon volunteering with the San Antonio Church of Hope to serve me...
07/12/2022

This past Sunday, members of our Office spent the afternoon volunteering with the San Antonio Church of Hope to serve meals to those experiencing homelessness. Our team had a great time getting to know the individuals who attended the service while giving back to the community. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out on Sunday and to the team of organizers who make sure this service happens every weekend!

Happy Independence Day from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office! We hope that you have a safe and fun h...
07/04/2022

Happy Independence Day from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office! We hope that you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

06/29/2022
Second Chance for Success Bi-Annual Update

Join live---Bexar County DA's Conviction Integrity Unit will be giving an update on the Second Chance for Success Program.

The Second Chance for Success Program is a first of its kind project aimed at helping individuals who have low level, non-violent Bexar County criminal history. The project was made for people who are looking to take the next step – whether that’s towards housing, employment, licensing…whatever it might be, and that criminal history is the one thing keeping them from achieving these goals.

Tomorrow morning, join the Bexar County DA's CIU team for an update on our Second Chance for Success program. You will b...
06/28/2022

Tomorrow morning, join the Bexar County DA's CIU team for an update on our Second Chance for Success program. You will be able to join the conversation by joining the Zoom call (tinyurl.com/BEXARCIU) or watching a livestream of the update here on our page at 10:00 am.

The Second Chance for Success Program is a first of its kind project aimed at helping individuals who have Bexar County criminal history. The project was made for people who are looking to take the next step – whether that’s towards housing, employment, licensing…whatever it might be, and that criminal history is the one thing keeping them from achieving these goals.

06/24/2022

WATCH LIVE--Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales speaks on the Supreme Court's opinion on the Dobbs case. DA Gonzales is joined by local reproductive rights group, the Buckle Bunnies Funds, to discuss the health and safety of women.

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales released the following statement concerning this morning's Supreme Court decision on the Do...
06/24/2022

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales released the following statement concerning this morning's Supreme Court decision on the Dobbs case.

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales released the following statement concerning this morning's Supreme Court opinion concerning...
06/23/2022

Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales released the following statement concerning this morning's Supreme Court opinion concerning the Bruen case.

06/22/2022
Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all fathers, step-fathers, single parents, and the memories of fathers who are no longer...
06/19/2022

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all fathers, step-fathers, single parents, and the memories of fathers who are no longer with us. We hope that everyone is able to enjoy the day with those they love!

Happy Juneteenth Day! Today we celebrate the emancipation of African Americans on June 19th, 1865, when the final group ...
06/19/2022

Happy Juneteenth Day! Today we celebrate the emancipation of African Americans on June 19th, 1865, when the final group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were notified of their freedom.

Today marks the first day of Pride week in San Antonio! As our community celebrates the progress that has been made in t...
06/17/2022

Today marks the first day of Pride week in San Antonio! As our community celebrates the progress that has been made in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, it is important to remember and celebrate the stories of those who made that progress possible. The Bexar County District Attorney's Office believes that there is no place for hate and intolerance in the criminal justice system and will continue to fight to make our community a safe place for everyone.

A Bexar County Jury sentenced a local man to two 40-year prison sentences for s*xually assaulting a young girl. We are g...
06/16/2022
Bexar County, TX

A Bexar County Jury sentenced a local man to two 40-year prison sentences for s*xually assaulting a young girl.

We are grateful for the jury’s decision, as they clearly understood the severity of child s*xual abuse. What happened to this child is terrible, and we will continue to protect victims in this community. Those who prey on children will be held accountable. This jury of Bexar County residents sends a powerful message to this defendant that his crime will not be tolerated in our community

For more information, please read the full press release.

Jury sentences SA man to two 40-year sentences for s*x assault of child

06/16/2022

A murder defendant who cut off his GPS monitor while on bond awaiting trial was arrested late Tuesday. This defendant is not the only person awaiting trial on a violent crime to refuse to comply with their bond conditions. That’s why the District Attorney’s Office is focusing on finding these fugitives. While our office does not set bonds or conditions, when defendants violate the court’s order we can make every effort to bring them back to court so that they can face a judge and jury for their crimes. The safety of everyone in Bexar County relies on this.

For more information, please read the full press release. https://www.bexar.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=887

Gun violence in Bexar County, and across the nation, must be addressed. DA Gonzales and our Bexar County District Attorn...
06/10/2022
Bexar County DA zeroes in on "switch" device to curb gun violence

Gun violence in Bexar County, and across the nation, must be addressed. DA Gonzales and our Bexar County District Attorney's Community Advisory Panel used our most recent meeting to discuss actions that our office can take to hold those who commit acts of gun violence accountable. We are also continuing to collaborate on ways we can advocate for meaningful changes to gun reform and improving gun violence prevention.

Check out KENS 5 & Kens5.com's recent article for more details on these efforts.

Anyone caught with the device attached to a gun will face a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison.

Our office recently welcomed some very special visitors--UTSA's Criminal Justice Summer Camp! This camp invites high sch...
06/08/2022

Our office recently welcomed some very special visitors--UTSA's Criminal Justice Summer Camp! This camp invites high school students to explore the criminal justice system and potential careers. During their visit, DA Gonzales and some of our division chiefs were able to meet with the students and discuss prosecution and the role of the District Attorney's Office.

On June 25th the Bexar County DA's Office will be participating in our first Warrant Clinic! This clinic will help to re...
05/31/2022

On June 25th the Bexar County DA's Office will be participating in our first Warrant Clinic! This clinic will help to resolve outstanding Class C warrants in Bexar County Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 (Map: https://maps.bexar.org/Commissioners/).

This Saturday, June 4th, be sure to stop by our Pre-registration & Mini Resource Fair—we can help answer any questions you may have and take the necessary steps to prepare you for the upcoming clinic. If you would like to sign up for the event ahead of time, please do so here>>>https://form.jotform.com/211454491699163

In observance of Memorial Day, the Bexar County DA's Office is taking this day to remember and honor the brave men and w...
05/30/2022

In observance of Memorial Day, the Bexar County DA's Office is taking this day to remember and honor the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you for your bravery and service.

05/25/2022

WATCH LIVE--Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales joins Dr. Marian Sokol, MPH of the The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas, Greg Casar, and Lisa Brunsvold from the San Antonio Area Foundation to discuss services available for the victims of yesterday's tragedy in Uvalde, TX. The San Antonio Area foundation has launched a fund to provide direct support to the families. If you would like to contribute, please do so here >>> https://saafdn.org/uvalde/

I am devastated by the horrific shooting in Uvalde today and my heart breaks for the children, the teachers, the familie...
05/24/2022

I am devastated by the horrific shooting in Uvalde today and my heart breaks for the children, the teachers, the families, and the community that needlessly lost loved ones. What happened today is both unimaginable and also all too common in this country. It is clear that our thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need actual solutions that address the rash of mass shootings that plague our nation.

Today, we must begin by wrapping our arms around the Uvalde community and providing the immediate assistance that it needs. People will need trauma support, and we cannot hesitate to provide it. I have offered my victims’ services department to help support the victims and connect them with the resources and help that they need. We will also be raising money to help support the Uvalde community in the coming weeks, months, and years.

Blood donations are also badly needed. Our office is planning to roll up our sleeves and donate blood. We call on anyone who can to join us in this small but desperately needed effort.

This weekend, DA Gonzales participated in a City of Kirby  community forum on crime. The DA, Sheriff, and other stakehol...
05/24/2022

This weekend, DA Gonzales participated in a City of Kirby community forum on crime. The DA, Sheriff, and other stakeholders came together to discuss the community's concerns and how everyone can come together to hold those who commit crimes accountable. Thank you to the Kirby City Council and Police Department for hosting this important conversation.

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