Misdemeanor Trial Division

The Misdemeanor Division handles all cases involving offenses punishable by a fine and/or confinement in the Montgomery County Jail. The division prosecutes all Class A and Class B misdemeanor charges such as driving while intoxicated, theft, assault, domestic violence cases not handled by the Family Violence Unit, and drug possession against adults in the County Courts at Law. The division also prosecutes all Class C misdemeanor charges and traffic violations in the Justice of the Peace Courts.

The Misdemeanor Division is staffed by tweleve assistant district attorneys, two investigators and four legal assistants. Three assistant district attorneys prosecute cases in each County Court at Law and two assistant district attorneys are responsible for the five Justice of the Peace Courts. On average, this division handles over 10,000 cases a year.



Pictured Above:  Officers working together to process a subject arrested for DWI.


Misdemeanor Courts:

CCL 1 Judge Dennis Watson

All Class B and Class A Offenses

Chief Prosecutor:  Adam McLane


CCL 2 Judge Claudia Laird

Domestic Violence Cases

Chief Prosecutor:  Echo Coleman

Specialized Prosecutions Unit


CCL 4 Judge Mary Ann Turner

All Class B and Class A Offenses 

Chief Prosecutor:  Kourtney Teaff


CCL 5 Judge Keith Stewart

All Class B and Class A Offenses

Chief Prosecutor:  Lisa Stewart

Kourtney Teaff

Division Chief

Kourtney graduated from the University of Texas in 2003, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government with a minor in Business. Kourtney then attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 2008.

After law school, Kourtney moved to New York where she worked for Bloomberg News in financial services.  Kourtney moved to the Houston area and worked with the Harris County District Attorney's Office in the Family Criminal Law Division before being hired as a Misdemeanor prosecutor at this office.  Kourtney has worked in several felony and misdemeanor courts as a trial lawyer before becoming the Misdemeanor Chief.

In addition to her duties supervising the misdemeanor courts, Kourtney serves on the Prescription Fraud Team at the office and is the Chief Prosecutor in CCL 4.








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