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  • 1 day ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Hannah Tyler on behalf of her dad, Steve Tyler http://stevebtyler.com/
  • 2 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Opinions about jury trials from a person who has never prosecuted a single case,  a person who has never defended the community against crime, never sat with crying victims and their families, never even had a felony jury trial as the lead attorney ... a person who has sought to help criminals escape responsibility and consequence and profited greatly from that work a person who argued against the people's (the state) right to a jury until her argument was reversed by the appeals court …
    Opinions about jury trials from a person who has never prosecuted a si
    2 days ago 3
    I go with Steven Stephen Tyler
  • 3 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    I am aware of recent concerns for student safety since the Florida School shooting. I have pledged all of my staff and office assets to assist the Sheriff if he should require any of my resources for his office’s SRO program or response teams.  I am also aware that at one or more of our local campuses particular students have been the focuses of questions following reports of their behavior and comments suggesting they had violent intents toward their respective student bodies. I have confidence in my Sheriff, his staff and the educators and administrators of VISD. I do not say this lightly, I have one child and one wife; 100% of my immediate family and everything I live for is at a VISD School today. If I were to entrust them to anyone’s care but my own, then I could not have picked more able or dedicated people than those of the Sheriff's Office and VISD. The Victoria County Sheriff's Office will conduct a thorough investigation. If at the conclusion those officers have reason to believe, and actual belief of criminal conduct, then they will refer it to my office for prosecution. We will present the cases to a jury of Victorians. We have a reliable partnership between prosecution, law enforcement and VISD. We will be safe then we will be firm and fair. http://stevebtyler.com/
    I am aware of recent concerns for student safety since the Florida Sch
    2 days ago 3
    Stephen Tyler my kids are scared to go to school today, and I don’t blame them. My daughter has a class with the boy in question and has had issues with him in the past. She has informed us that this boy is returning to school today. What steps are being taken to insure the safety of our kids? I understand the sole responsibility is not on your shoulders, but you are one of the only public officials that has chimed in on the issue. I think my biggest question is are you letting your daughter go to school today?
    2 days ago 1
    Yes Sir, and I am positive that those parents are concerned as well. I am pretty sure the reduced census at Howell Middle School today will be a pretty good indication of those parents concerns. LIke I said in my original post, I understand that this not solely on your shoulders, and I am in no way indicating that you are neglecting any of your responsibilities. The purpose of my post was to reach out to a fellow parent of a Howell student. Since your position allows you a lot more access to those investigating the "rumors", I would have felt a lot more comfortable sending me kids to school if you were sending your daughter.
    2 days ago 1
    Stephen Tyler if he made a threat he should not be in school today... Period
    2 days ago 1
    He has class with lots of kids.  One of the problems is the spread of false rumors which get people worried/ outraged and send law enforcement chasing false stories and wasting time and resources. VISD and the Sherriff have complete and sole control of school security. They have been working the problem. They do not normally share operational details because that could reduce the effectiveness.
    2 days ago
    Homer Escalante, they’re on it
    2 days ago 3
    Awesome now if we can get the game rooms in controll? ???
    2 days ago 2
    We are working that I have a plan. Watch this Summer
    3 days ago 2
    Nice
    3 days ago 2
    I am so glad to read this ....public school is become a scary place to drop your I kids off....and at times I feel VISD doesn't take some of the bullying serious.
    3 days ago 2
    Celeste Moreno
    3 days ago
    Thanks brother for sharing ✝️
    3 days ago 2
    Alicia Wilburn
    3 days ago 1
    Thank you!
    3 days ago 1
    Marcos Sanchez
    3 days ago 1
    Awesome.
  • 4 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    EARLY VOTING BEGINS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH! At the Victoria County Elections Office (by the Pattie Dodson Public Clinic) at 2805 North Navarro at Airline Street. SEND IN THOSE MAIL BALLOTS AND CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR SERVICE MEMBERS GOT THEIR BALLOTS. (Tell them to ask for the ballot with Steve Tyler's name on it and vote for the only prosecutor on that ballot, Steve!) http://stevebtyler.com/
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    4 days ago
    Quinton got his in
  • 4 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    “Let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”  — Senator Barry Goldwater (America’s conservative conscious and President Reagan’s mentor).
  • 4 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Vote for Steve Tyler on March 6th! http://www.stevebtyler.com/
    Vote for Steve Tyler on March 6th!www.stevebtyler.com/
    1 day ago
    You got our votes always
  • 6 days ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    A friend of mine, Rene Reyes “Airborne” is asking for veterans and others to pitch in to the Victoria County Veterans’ Council.  It’s a worthy organization and tax exempt. They maintain memorials and perform funeral ceremonies and other great services. Those wanting to contribute to the Victoria County Veterans’ Council can send donations payable to VCVC to: VCVC
    P.O. Box 7382
    Victoria 77903
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    A Four-Tre-Crip's rein of terror ends with him going away for 60 years. Tough on crime is smart on crime and what the people (the boss) want. This is not what my opponent, defense attorneys, and the ACLU want. They are more concerned with a criminals self esteem and actualization than your or our community's safety. Do they live in safe neighborhoods, and do they care if you do?
    A prosecutor is not a counselor. A prosecutor is sworn to uphold the law and protect the community.
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    1 week ago 2
    When did my occupation make me an enemy of the State?
    6 days ago
    That’s not what is said.  Whose interest do you represent the community’s or your defendant client’s best interest?  Don’t say both because the ethical rules forbid representing the community (the State) and a defendant at the same time as their interest are in conflict.
    6 days ago
    Patti Hutson,
    Straw man arguments. No one called you an enemy or a criminal or questioned if you had a family. You represent a defendant’s best interest only and seek a favorable outcome for that defendant; a prosecutor represents the community and their laws while seeking justice. The duties under the law, ethics rules and practice are as I described.
    6 days ago
    I am a defense attorney who vigorously defends my client within the laws. I am also a parent, grabdparent and a member of this community. My job is essential to the process of justice, just like the District Attorney's. I am no one's enemy. I am a law abiding citizen. In the courtroom we are civilized adversaries doing our jobs. Of course I care about my community, my neighbors and our schools. I live here!
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Reception - Fund Raiser
    Reception - Fund Raiser
  • by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    “... cities above the threshold saw a 3.6 percent increase in police. This translated into a 4.8 percent decline in violent crimes and a 3 percent decline in property crimes ... . But police also exert a notable downwards pressure on murder rates, with the analysis finding a particularly robust negative response: For every 11 police officers hired, one murder is prevented... police also exert a notable downwards pressure on murder rates, with the analysis finding a particularly robust negative response: For every 11 police officers hired, one murder is prevented.” http://freebeacon.co...-analysis-shows/
    More Cops Mean Less Crime, Analysis Shows
  • by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Have you seen the new and improved website recently? Take a look at the link below! http://www.stevebtyler.com/
    Steve Tyler - District Attorney Victoria Texas : Re-Election Campaign
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Steve Tyler not afraid to prosecute difficult cases - Victoria Advocate
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    I’ll be meeting with Victoria’s finest VPOA Thursday February 15,2018 at 1800 (6:00 PM) at the City classroom. Peace officers only.
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    We were out canvassing the precincts today going door to door. Not everyone who comes to the door is in the mood to talk about the race, our platform, and our accomplishments. So we made sure to leave them informative literature.  VOTE MARCH 6 in the Republican primary, but first wash your hands! http://stevebtyler.com/
    We were out canvassing the precincts today going door to door.Not ev
    1 week ago 1
    Looks like you were in my 'hood.
    1 week ago Steve Tyler for District Attorney 1
    Why didn’t you come to the door?
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Gratitude expressed for Steve Tyler's commitment to protecting community - Victoria Advocate
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Driver charged in father's crash death is 5-time DWI offender
    1 week ago 1
    Perfect example of why they need tough consequences for first time and definitely second time offenders
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    New yard signs are in and going fast. Come get yours while they last. Text or email Diana Hawes (361) 935-6537
    dianalhawes@gmail.com for pickup or delivery. The signs will also be available at the February 22 fund-raiser.
    New yard signs are in and going fast.  Come get yours while they last.
    1 week ago 1
    The Warren family will take one. 1256 Live Oak Dr. Inez
    1 week ago 1
    Please place one in my yard. 1102 E. Polk . Thank you.
    1 week ago 1
    I will take one Steve!
    1 week ago 1
    Will do sir! Thanks for all you do!
    1 week ago
    Send me an address in messenger or email and I’ll contact Diana. You can also contact her in any of the ways listed. I appreciate the support!
  • 1 week ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Check out our new TV commercial!
    "Dedication, Experience & Commitment"
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Steve Tyler for District Attorney shared Victoria Republican Club's live video.
    Victoria Republican Club
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    PROSECUTION EXPERIENCE - It matters. When deciding who to vote for, think about who has it and who doesn't.  http://stevebtyler.com/experience/
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  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    We have acquired a working video of the debate. A citizen was kind enough to provide us a bootleg video of the debate that the Advocate doesn't want you to view. Watch and pass it on to voters concerned about law enforcement, victims of crime and community safety more than the happiness of criminals.
    2 weeks ago 1
    Keith D. Williams
    2 weeks ago 1
    I'm ready to see the debate without all of the glitches!
    2 weeks ago Steve Tyler for District Attorney 1
    See our Facebook page. It is on there. Posted just below this posting.
    2 weeks ago Steve Tyler for District Attorney 1
    Direct link to it here too. Thank you!!!
    2 weeks ago 1
    Thanks!
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Another look at the debate held by the Victoria Advocate. The other version we posted had tech issues beyond our control and we wanted you guys to have another version to check out. Keep informed and Vote for Tyler! http://stevebtyler.com/experience/
    2 weeks ago 2
    So glad it was recorded...
    2 weeks ago 2
    Share it
    2 weeks ago 2
    Belinda Ann Tipton
    2 weeks ago 2
    Share it so other people that didn’t get to go can watch it
    2 weeks ago 1
    Thank you and will watch
    2 weeks ago 1
    Lynda Linam Parma
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    South Bridge Street Live interview of Steve Tyler, Victoria County Criminal District Attorney: https://www.facebook...891067847720721/
    South Bridge Street Live
    2 weeks ago 1
    Great interview!
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Most diversion programs rely on conversation instead of consequence to change criminal behavior. If words alone change behavior of criminals then why doesn’t the word in the law prevent those same criminals from committing crime?  Consequences not words, action not slogans make the difference.
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Steve Tyler for District Attorney updated their cover photo.
    Steve Tyler for District Attorney's cover photo
    1 week ago 2
    Thank you for your work! Cruz didn’t look too sweaty 🤣😂
    2 weeks ago 1
    Our fearless leader hard at work.   Stephen Tyler So very proud of the work you have done for our community. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    2 weeks ago 1
    Good job kids!
    1 week ago
    Ted is soft; you could take him, Steve Tyler!!
    1 week ago
    I can safely say that on that day, I was truly the stronger smelling of the two of us
    2 weeks ago
    So nice one there
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Take a look at the debate held by the Victoria Advocate.  "The job of the DA is to enforce the laws and make you safe - not defendants comfortable." - Steve Tyler. http://stevebtyler.com/experience/
    2 weeks ago Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Steve Tyler for District Attorney We have acquired and will soon post a working video of the debate. A citizen was kind enough to provide us a bootleg video of the debate that the Advocate doesn't want you to view. Watch and pass it on to voters concerned about law enforcement, victims of crime and community safety more than the happiness of criminals.
    2 weeks ago 4
    Mr Stephen TylerTyler after your opening statement (which was very impressive to say the least) you should of just walked out and headed for your office. Cause that's where you belong working for your county at what you do best. As you will be for a very long time to come
    2 weeks ago 1
    I see that even the other side is using this page as a resource, downloading and sharing content.  I’m glad that the resources of this page can be used to get facts and information to voters.  Actions not slogans and platitudes don’t get the job done.
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    After the debate, one of Ms. Johnson’s supporter angrily shouted “she can’t get experience till she’s prosecuted.” That’s precisely right. She should be an assistant prosecutor and gain the necessary experience before seeking to be the Criminal District Attorney, just as I and most D.A.’s did before seeking this position.  Would you trust a Chief of Surgery who had never been a surgeon with your life, a CEO with a degree and no experience with your company?
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Some key facts from Steve's time as Distict Attorney. - Victoria County District Attorney, 2007-Present: - Reorganized the D.A.’s Office to focus on effectively prosecuting and trying criminal cases. - Revised office policies to better assist crime victims and reduce intoxication-related crimes. - Since 2007, the D.A.’s Office has filed over 7,000 felony cases and nearly 20,000 misdemeanor cases. - Some 100 felony offenders have been sentenced to life in prison or the equivalent.  - The D.A.’s Office tries felony cases at a rate nearly triple the state average while maintaining an overall conviction rate that exceeds the state average. - This D.A.’s office is most aggressive in protecting our most vulnerable. The office has a jury trial crate in crimes against children cases of over 3.5 times the state rate with a conviction over 10% higher than the state average. - Used money seized from criminals to fund a professional study of the Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center as part of an initiative to save taxpayers money and improve safety for juveniles at the Justice Center.  - Several members of the D.A.’s Office have been honored for their service to crime victims.
    Some key facts from Steve's time as District Attorney.
    http://www.stevebtyler.com
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    2 weeks ago 7
    Steve is the one to stay in office, I am voting for him
    2 weeks ago 7
    Dont forget that he dismembered the Gangs in our community, even after death threats he still pushed forward to send them away.
    2 weeks ago 5
    Thanks to Daniel Villarreal and Sam Eyre for their expertise about gangs, these guys did a great job in helping Steve!!!
    2 weeks ago 5
    Experienced Prosecutor, that is what Victoria needs
    2 weeks ago 4
    I am a US Airborne combat veteran and I am voting for Steve because he is STILL the right person for the job
    2 weeks ago 4
    He’s all about his conviction rate some kids don’t deserve 40 years
    2 weeks ago 3
    Sure, and either the public, the defendant or both agreed with the recommendation.
    1 week ago 3
    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
    2 weeks ago 3
    A judge or jury sentences upon evidence shown; a DA does not sentence. If a defendant pleads, then he and his attorney agree and accept a sentence.  A plead normally comes when a defendant believes a judge or jury would sentence higher.
    2 weeks ago 2
    The DA recommended the sentence
    1 week ago 2
    Ignorant original comment displaying no understanding of who sentences a convicted defendant.
    1 week ago 1
    Scott Sorrell , if it was a plead he agreed to it, if the judge or jury decided then they agreed. Either way the decision was made by others, we presented evidence and a compelling argument only.
    1 week ago 1
    I am sorry sir just venting a little hopefully you won’t hear from me again
    1 week ago
    There is nothing to be sorry about. You have every right to vent. I don’t want to take that away in any way. I also do not mind hearing an opposing view. I explained the system only, I’m not here to convince you to love it or embrace it; that’s for you to decide.
    1 week ago
    I understand the judge sentenced exactly what was recommended
    1 week ago
    Another notch in the belt woo who
    2 weeks ago 4
    Great team of aggressive prosecutors, JJ Johnson , TD Dillard And Inv. Steve Allen in the A Courts, D courts B Agbu, B Guy, and Gang Expert Inv. D Villarreal and Ur’ s truly!! Misd courts JP Dickens , M Mendoza, and Inv, R Bianchi Jr! And D Chacon Jr!! These are ur crime fighters at the DA Office working hard every day!!!
    2 weeks ago 2
    Yes as took apart
    2 weeks ago 2
    I am all for putting away criminals who do harm to children.
    #ChanceAndClarity
    2 weeks ago
    Dismembered?
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    My sign crew at work!
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    2 weeks ago
    I need a sign in my yard. Message me for address
  • 2 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Sleep easier at night with Steve Tyler as district attorney - Victoria Advocate
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    So Adam Shugart wanted to attack my facts, my policy and my moral courage. I'm unsure as to source of his agitation or beliefs but I provided the following for his relief:   Adam Shugart,   It is good to hear your mother is fine. While I was occupied it seems as though you have posed some additional questions and personal attacks. I’m sorry for the delay and I will combine this response to both of your post, chronologically.  My saying: “there isn’t any evidence directly linking the policy to increase cost to tax payers” and “ in the effected misdemeanor court during the first year of the two year program indigent defense cost declined from $174,588.71 to 123, 889.66” is not my saying that the policy reduced or contributed to reductions in cost. You’re using a straw-man argument to avoid the fact that data rebuts this claim made by your candidate, as does the reduction in docket size rebut claims of backlog.  The policy was in effect from March 31, 2014 until March 31, 2016. Somehow you are confusing the start and end dates for data years before and after the policy. This initial error seems to have propagated through your argument leading to anything but the “logic” you claim.   Next you shifted to personal attack, questioning my courage and conviction. I must say you are the first to do this, ever. Generations of my family and my wife’s family have served in the military and as public servants and have sacrificed for our communities. Courage and service to others is not an abstract concept in our home.   If I did not have courage of my convictions, then I would not have systematically infiltrated, prosecuted and eliminated much of the gang problem that existed when I took office. I could have turned a blind eye like many. If I lacked moral courage, I would not have personally provided security to trial witnesses in those gang cases. If I lacked moral courage, then I would not have continued to prosecute gangs after I and my family were repeatedly threatened.  If I lacked moral courage, then I could have accepted your DWI solution and done what was politically expedient. If I lacked moral courage, I could have told the Partida family that Mr. Cartinas killed their mother because he was released by a judge and under supervised by probation. But I had moral courage and instead I took responsibility. I looked those distraught folks in the eye and told them that I would exercise my authority so as to prevent others suffering the same loss. I told the same to the paper. It was duty, honor and moral courage not political expedience that cause me to keep that word and implement the policy. Apparently, that is so uncommon that many are shocked that I did what I said.  I am sure that you understand that with limited resource you mass forces to accomplish a defined objective and goals. After that success you must refit and address the next mission. That is what I did. I accomplished each of the objectives I set out to accomplish and fulfilled each of the goals of the policy.   Additionally, the circumstance and my resources have changed. You are probably unaware, but this office indicts 660 felonies and files 1,700 misdemeanors per year. Recently the local economy has struggled and local tax revenues declined. Our Commissioners Court ask me if I could reduce the budget of my office and still accomplish my mission. They asked so that they could avoid alternatives such as increasing the medical insurance premiums for all county employees. I cut my office’s budget about $132,000 by paying 13% of payroll and 100% of operating cost from criminal forfeiture and I cut two attorney positions (Knowing your concern for taxpayer burden, my taxpayer funded budget offset for the revenues I generate for the county general fund results in a net cost to taxpayers of only $23,000-28,000 per 31 employees in a county with $32,000 per capita income.) This cut was right for our community and county employees. Although I could return to the policy if and when needed, it would now be more difficult for longer durations. Accepting the authority of those elected to determine my budget is not a lack of moral courage, it too is my duty.  I cannot recall being accused of indecision or sitting on fences, again you resort to personal attack without purpose. I will end by saying that your acceptance and respect have not been my goal, rather my goal remains only my duty to enforce the law and protect my community the best I can with the resources provided, without fear and without favor.  The following responds to your second posting. “So my natural instinct would be to confess my guilt. But I would not have that option.” This is false you could plead guilty and a jury would decide how to sentence you based upon what evidence they heard. That would be your peers and the same persons whose law you broke and whose life’s you endangered. The defendants could then take the sentence as men or women respectively.  All the costs you list are sunk cost. Those costs exist when no one goes to trial or some go to trial. Frequency of and danger of offenses establishes the priority of need for trial. Of course you are free to imagine anything. I simply recited the facts that rebut the arguments posed by those attacking me, my office, my office’s policies and my offices accomplishments. Ignoring those facts and excusing them away as unrelated, of course, is also your prerogative but it is not “logic.”
    Good night.
    3 weeks ago 1
    Well said! It’s time that the actual facts are give to the public!
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Momentum is picking up. You can feel it! People want someone tough on crime and they've got it in Steve Tyler. #tyler2018 #March6th  http://stevebtyler.com/
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  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    I sent the following response to Cody Shugart's comment disapproving of the DWI Policy: Dear Cody,  I haven't seen your mom in a while I hope all is well with her I enjoyed hearing her brag on her sons and grand children and showing off the picture of y’all  I saw your post and thought I’d take the time to show you the facts of the DWI policy. My job is to enforce the law and protect the community, no more or less.   First, the purpose of the policy was to reduce the loss of life and risk of loss of life. If you spend time sitting with grieving families of victims or observed the destructive impact to defendants’ families, I have no doubt you too would exercise your authority to make Victoria safer for victims, defendants and the community. Knowing that enforcing the law and protecting the community is my duty, you could not expect me to do less.   Second, there isn’t any evidence directly linking the policy to increase cost to tax payers. The data shows that in the effected misdemeanor court during the first year of the two year program indigent defense cost declined from $174,588.71 to 123, 889.66. At the same time indigent defense cost went up all over Texas and in other unaffected Victoria courts (CPS, AG, and District-Felony). The growth in overall indigent cost in Victoria and across the state cannot be attributed to the misdemeanor DWI policy Victoria. Most of the defendants had retained attorneys paid by the defendant. Where there are court appointed attorneys, the court has the authority to have the defendant repay taxpayers under Article 42.12 Sec. 11 (a)(11) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures.  Third, the policy did not prevent guilty pleas. You could plead guilty and have a jury sentence you. You could not plead guilty and go to a judge for sentencing. This was to increase awareness and involvement of the public and demonstrate public sentiment on appropriate punishment. Defense attorneys sought to avoid that because the public consistently sentences drunk drivers more harshly. By the way the average DWI trial is one to two days. I believe in consequences deterring bad conduct and citizens controlling the justice system, so I exercised, as the public’s attorney, the public’s legal right to have a jury.  Lastly, so what were the results? Comparing the year before the policy (March 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014) to the year following the ending of the policy (March 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017) data provided by the county and district clerks under oath to the Texas Office of Court Administration we see the following:
    • 4% reduction in DWI 1st,
    • 12% reduction in DWI 2nd,
    • 42% reduction in felony DWI’s, and
    • 33% reduction in “other homicides” – typically intoxication related homicides I would also add, comparing the year before and the year following the policy, the misdemeanor dockets went from 4972 down to 4252 (700 case reduction). The DWI policy cause misdemeanor courts to go from using only 8 of 80 possible trial settings to 25. An increase in use of scheduled trial settings from only 10% up to 31%.  You have always been a fair and informed citizen and I hope you consider these facts when judging me, my job performance or this policy.
    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    2 weeks ago 1
    To gether as one
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    DEFENDANT GETS “BLASTED” WITH MAXIMUM SENTENCE AND FINE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: STEPHEN TYLER   On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, a Victoria jury sentenced Kevin Daniel Cerrillo to the maximum sentence of 10 years plus a $10,000 fine (the maximum fine) for both counts of Assault Family Violence with Previous Conviction.  At trial, Officer Jason Stone of the Victoria Police Department testified that on February 9, 2016, he responded to victim LH, who was dating the Defendant at the time.  The Defendant was not present at the location when Officer Stone arrived. Officer Stone observed LH’s right side of her face was red. LH testified that her child was crying when the Defendant threw the 2 year old child into her arms and eventually struck her in the face while she was still holding the child. LH was pregnant at the time.  On March 1, 2017, LH was again assaulted by the Defendant. He struck her in the head, causing knots to form. After being assaulted, LH waited for the Defendant to fall asleep before sneaking out with her children to go stay at a friend’s home. LH’s friend testified that while LH was at her home, the Defendant was texting and calling LH threatening to “f*ck her up” and reminding LH of his gang affiliation (Tango Blast) – that he was “blastin’”. The next morning, LH went with her friend to provide a statement to law enforcement. Officer Jose Rosas took photographs of the injuries to LH including scratches on her chest and bumps on her head. Both LH and her friend testified that the Defendant had manipulated, verbally abused and physically abused LH multiple times before.  The State also played jail calls from the Defendant where the Defendant labeled the assaults as making a “mistake.” During closing argument, Defense Attorney Arnold Hayden said that this case was nothing more than a “ghetto divorce.” He implied that the assaults were the fault of LH because LH knew the Defendant was on parole when she started dating him. ADA Johnson responded that no one deserved to be assaulted and that the jury needed to protect Victoria County. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before finding the Defendant guilty of both counts of Assault Family Violence with Previous Conviction.  During the punishment phase of the trial, LH testified that her and her children have been mentally affected by the abuse suffered at the hands of the Defendant. The evidence showed that on December 8, 2007, the Defendant struck his previous girlfriend, DZR, with his fist leaving her with a black left eye and unconscious in a ditch. Sherry Hornstein of the Victoria Police Department testified that the Defendant at the scene said that that DZR was his wife and that he “screwed up”. DZR was taken to Citizens Medical Center. In 2007, the Defendant was placed on probation for Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury to DZR.  As part of his probation, the Defendant was not to have contact with DZR. In 2009, the Defendant assaulted DZR again by striking her in the head with a fan and with a television. The testimony at punishment indicated that DZR when attempting to defend herself during this attack, DZR had stabbed the Defendant. After this hearing, the Defendant’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. After getting paroled on that 10 year sentence, the Defendant committed a theft in Williamson County where he was sentenced to 12 months State Jail in 2012.  ADA Johnson compared the legal process in this case to a relay. She explained that law enforcement had done its job by sending the case to the District Attorney’s Office, that the grand jury had done its job by indicting the case, that the District Attorney’s Office had done its job by securing a verdict, and now the jury was the anchor leg in the relay. ADA Johnson argued that a team is only as good as its last leg and asked the jury to finish strong by assessing the maximum punishment allowed. It took the jury approximately 9 minutes to return with the maximum fine and maximum sentence in both counts.  ADA Johnson and ADA Guy prosecuted with the assistance of Victim’s Assistance Coordinator Sara Bill and Investigation Steve Allen. Our office would like to thank the Victoria Police Department (Sherry Hornstein, Jason Stone, Jose Rosas, Kelly Gibbs, and Crystal Lara) and Victoria Fire Department (Jennifer Dailey) for their great work! --30--
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
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  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    More “Smart on Crime” news. Thankfully Victoria believes is consequence and has seen a 30 year low in crime. THAT WINNING APPROACH IS WHAT’s ON THE BALLOT MARCH 6 IN THE DA’s RACE! Ideas from the ACLU are about being friendly to criminals, hard on crime-fighter and devastating to communities. https://www.washingt...15/10/10/prop47/ https://mobile.nytim...ry.html?referer=
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Come by and enjoy a cup of coffee with District Attorney STEVE TYLER and Victoria County Commissioner CLINT IVES, your elected officials, at The Box Coffee Bar - Town and Country.  This is a great opportunity to meet and chat with Steve and Clint to find out the latest Victoria County news so bring your questions, comments and suggestions.
    Coffee and Conversation with Steve and Clint
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Vote for Stephen Tyler in the The Victoria Advocate poll.
    If the Republican primary for Victoria County district attorney were today, for whom would you vote? - Victoria Advocate
    3 weeks ago 3
    On the fence, but leaning toward Mr. Tyler! 🇺🇸⚓️🌵⭐️
    3 weeks ago 2
    Kelly Seitter Luther
    2 weeks ago 1
    Go, Mr Tyler !
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Smart on crime brings crime to neighborhoods and risks to families. http://www.nationalr...-no-consequences
    After Proposition 47: Crime and No Consequences in California
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Purpose & Mission of Criminal District Attorney Purpose/Intent:
    Modifying behavior to conform to the law by causing consequence for unlawful conduct Mission:
    Seek the truth, preserve due process of law, and achieve justice through the efficient and effective use of available public resources
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  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Excellent bunch of Victorians at “Friend Raiser.” I cant imagine a better community to serve.  Sorry for those who missed it. We have another on February 22, look for the announcement soon.  Special thanks to Roy Kuester for feeding everyone, Karlissa Chandler for the cookies and brownies, and Roger Cowan (musical entertainment)!
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    3 weeks ago 2
    Roger Dale Cowan
    3 weeks ago 2
    It was a blast. Made some great new friends and hopefully a few fans!
    3 weeks ago 2
    Great turnout to support the best candidate.
  • 3 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Experience. When looking for proven, effective leadership, look no further. http://www.stevebtyler.com/experience.htm
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    Like the old saying, ( If it is not broke, you don't need to fix it) Steve is doing a Great Job
    3 weeks ago
    Airborne!
  • 4 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
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  • 4 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Today's the day!!! Friend Raiser - 5pm to 8pm at The Rosebud Grill 102 S. Main Street
    Today's the day!!!Friend Raiser - 5pm to 8pm at The Rosebud Grill 10
  • 4 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    victoriaadvocate.com
    Victoria 'safer' today than any time since 1985 - Victoria Advocate
  • 4 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Thursday, January 25th. We hope to see you there! #supportsteve #votestevemarch6
    Thursday, January 25th. We hope to see you there! #supportsteve #votes
  • 4 weeks ago by Steve Tyler for District Attorney

    Steve Tyler for District Attorney
    Proven leadership. Hopefully you are seeing these in your mailbox and join us on Thursday if you can!  CLICK: http://www.facebook.com/events/354808224995435/
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