Brett Ligon was sworn in as the Montgomery County District Attorney on January 1, 2009. Brett was re-elected in 2012 and is currently serving his second term. He is committed to responsible, ethical and aggressive prosecution coupled with education, training and 24 hour a day support for local law enforcement.
As your District Attorney, Brett is responsible for the effective and efficient prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses committed in Montgomery County. Felonies include offenses punishable by death or confinement in prison or the State Jail. Felonies include murder, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, and some major drug and theft offenses. Misdemeanor offenses are generally less serious and are punishable by up to a year in the county jail. Misdemeanor offenses include driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, burglary of a motor vehicle and simple assaults. The District Attorney's Office also prosecutes traffic and other Class C offenses in the local Justice of the Peace Courts.
To facilitate the effective prosecution of these cases, the District Attorney hires Assistant District Attorneys, Investigators, and support personnel. The District Attorney also provides information and support to victims of crime through his Victim Witness Division.
Brett Ligon and the rest of the District Attorney staff strive daily to be professional advocates for victims of crime and local law enforcement here in Montgomery County. Many of the general public's frequently asked questions are answered within the pages of this website. Feel free to contact our office if we can assist you.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:20PM
AUSTIN, TX (KTRK) --
The family of a Montgomery County teen who died last month from a fatal dose of a hallucinogenic drug wants tougher penalties for those who deal them.
Grant Hobson, 16, ingested a stamp-soaked with an LSD-like chemical called 25i-nBOMBe during a "texting party" on February 7th. He was supposed to text his experience to other teens doing the same thing at the same time, but instead his body shut down and he died.
Tuesday, Tyler Hobson, Grant's father shared his family's pain in front of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Texas State Senate. They testified in support of Senate Bill 172 which would add a number of chemical compounds including 25i to the Texas Controlled Substances Act.