Paul Johnson

Denton County

Criminal District Attorney

Criminal District Attorney Paul JohnsonWelcome to the Denton County Criminal District Attorney's website.

As the elected Criminal District Attorney for Denton County, I am pleased to provide this site for the residents of our county to learn more about their Criminal District Attorney's Office.

I am blessed to work with some of the finest prosecutors, investigators, and staff in the State of Texas. Men and women committed to professional excellence, compassion and respect for victims, and the attainment of justice with the highest integrity and skill.

The primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys is "not to convict, but to see that justice is done." In some case cases, seeking justice and protecting the community means making sure that violent or habitual offenders are sentenced to prison. But in other cases, pursuing justice means providing a Veteran, a first-time drug offender, or a non-violent individual diagnosed with a mental illness with the opportunity to participate in a treatment court program aimed at rehabilitation and recovery.

As your Criminal District Attorney, I strongly believe the primary responsibility of the District Attorney is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all citizens by aggressively, fairly, and ethically prosecuting those who violate the law. As such, my office will work hard to ensure Denton County remains a safe place to live and work.

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1450 E. McKinney Street, Suite 3100
Denton, TX 76209-4524 
(940) 349-2600 | (940) 349-2601 (fax)


Denton County Courts Building
1450 E. McKinney Street
Third Floor
Denton, Texas 76209-4524

(940) 349-2600 or
(972) 434-8826

Main Fax

(940) 349-2601

Misdemeanor Fax
(940) 349-2606

Hot Checks Line

(940) 349-2700 or
(972) 434-8827

Hot Checks Fax

(940) 349-2701

Civil Division

(940) 349-2750 or
(972) 434-8828

Civil Fax

(940) 349-2751

Counsel to the Sheriff

(940) 349-2390