If you have been arrested in Dallas County, the Dallas Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Bar have created an informational guide for you. These guides are in English and Spanish. They answer many of your questions regarding the criminal justice system and what to expect if you get arrested.
Guides for Adults: This pamphlet is a general introduction to the criminal jus-tice system in Dallas County. It does not offer legal advice. Its purpose is to provide a basic explanation of court terms and describe how a criminal case progresses through the legal system.
Guides for Minors: “This brochure introduces you to the juvenile justice system in Dallas County. This is not legal advice. It is a basic explanation of court terminology and how a juvenile delinquency case is handled in the legal system. We want it to provide important practical information on how the juvenile justice system in Dallas County works. More importantly, we hope it will give you some insight into the possible consequences that lie ahead for those who break the law.”