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County Attorney



The Leon County District Clerk and Leon County Clerk will not be accepting electronic filings due to the implementation of new case management software starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2023, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023.   Electronic filings submitted during this time will be rejected and will need to be resubmitted on 8 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2023.  If you have any questions, please contact the court.

Keith Cook
130 E. St. Mary
P.O. Box 429
Centerville, TX 75833

Phone: 903-536-2131
Fax:    903-536-7044

Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dana Platt

County Attorney

Effective enforcement of the law requires the sure-handed expertise of a knowledgeable prosecutor.

The main duties of the county and/or district attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases. The county and/or district attorney works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts. When requested in writing, the county attorney provides legal counsel to county officers.

The overwhelming importance of the office of public prosecutors arises from the fact that upon the prosecuting attorney rests the power of determining whether prosecution in any given case shall be inaugurated or, if inaugurated, pushed to a successful conclusion.

Other duties include prosecution of juvenile offenders, representation of victims of violence in protective orders and representing the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory services in removing children from abusive households.



Recovering Restitution & Fees

Through aggressive collection efforts and prosecution, the Hot Check Division assists merchants and other victims of bad checks recover restitution and legally authorized fees for their losses.

The joint approach of collection and prosecution results in an extremely high collection rate, as well as a deterrence of this type of conduct in the future.

Instructions and Forms

Instructions for filing

Hot Check Form

Demand Letter

Mail Affidavit


Notification of Change of Address