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    What does the City Attorney's Office do?
    The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice and counsel to City of College Station, its employees and council members, and represents the State of Texas and the City of College Station in all matters filed in the College Station Municipal Court.
    Can a citizen get legal advice from the City Attorney's Office?
    No, the City Attorney's Office cannot provide legal advice to private citizens. If you need legal services, you may find a local attorney through the State Bar of Texas.
    Is the City Attorney elected?
    No. The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and reports to the City Council.

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    Where can I view city ordinances?
    Click here to view the Code of Ordinances for the City of College Station. 
    What's the difference between District, County & City Attorneys?

    The College Station City Attorney is an appointed City officer who serves as legal counsel for the City of College Station. The City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and counsel to the City, council members, employees, and appointees. The City Attorney represents the City of College Station in all litigation. The City Attorney’s Office also prosecutes all Class C Misdemeanors filed in the College Station Municipal Court.


    The Brazos County District Attorney’s Office represents the State of Texas in criminal cases in the District Courts of Brazos County. The District Attorney's Office prosecutes felony crimes in the trial court and on appeal, juvenile offenses for offenders between the age of 10 and 17, and misdemeanor offenses when such offenses are committed by a defendant with felony charges. The office also provides victim services to the people that suffer from crime and represents Child Protective Services in cases of abuse and neglect.


    The Brazos County Attorney’s Office provides legal service to Brazos County through the different divisions of the office. The Criminal Division works with the various law enforcement agencies in the county to prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases in the County Courts-at-Law, Magistrate’s Court, and Justice of the Peace Courts in Brazos County. The Civil Division provides legal representation to the commissioner’s court, department heads, and county employees in the discharge of their official duties. The Family Violence Unit provides assistance to victims of domestic violence by seeking Protective Orders through the courts at no cost to the victims, and the Hot Check division assists merchants and other persons victimized by individuals who write and pass bad checks for the purpose of obtaining goods or services.
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