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State Counsel for Offenders

Criminal Defense Section

Attorneys in this section represent indigent offenders indicted for felonies allegedly committed while incarcerated in the TDCJ.

Attorneys in this section file necessary pretrial motions, meet with their clients and represent them at all court appearances from arraignment through trial. With the assistance of professional defense investigators, attorneys in the Criminal Defense Section evaluate the merits of each case, interview witnesses and prepare appropriate defenses for all charges alleged.