District Attorney Joe Gonzales said Thursday he would not prosecute simple drug possession cases, and gave updates on other criminal justice reform efforts.
Joe Gonzales started as Bexar County district attorney in January. Since then, he’s made progress on some of the key issues on which he campaigned.
Joe Gonzales was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Ron Rangel of the 379th Criminal District Court as Bexar County’s new criminal district attorney.
Democrat Joe Gonzales and Republican Tylden Shaeffer both served as Bexar County prosecutors before moving into private practice.
All citizens should be seen as equal in the eyes of the law, but our criminal justice system often falls short of this ideal.
I’m running for district attorney because Bexar County deserves a DA who will be tough but fair – someone who will not play favorites.
Fifteen minutes before the polling place at Lions Field was set to open, 20 people were already in line, said a local campaign volunteer.
Joe Gonzales and Tylden Shaeffer are competing for the Bexar County district attorney seat in the Nov. 6 election.
Bexar County Commissioners voted to approve a professional services agreement with the law firm to represent District Attorney Nico LaHood.
For starters, Joe Gonzales and Tylden Shaeffer agree that Nico LaHood’s behavior as DA reflected poorly on the District Attorney’s office.