About Mimi Coffey:
Mimi Coffey was born and raised in far west Ft. Worth, Texas, on the outskirts of Parker County. She is about as far west as you can go before you are actually in Parker County. Her main residence is minutes from Hudson Oaks, and Weatherford (Parker County). She describes Parker County as very Fort Worth but with its own special small-town feel. She recently joked at a Parker County Bar Association luncheon where she was the guest speaker, that she feels very home here, especially with the fact that two out of her 3 husbands lived in Parker County before they met! Mimi loves Parker County. The Coffey Firm handles all types of Parker County criminal cases
Here are some basic pointers to know about the Parker County Criminal Justice System:
1. Felonies and Misdemeanors are Handled by Different Offices
There are two separate elected attorneys that are responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases. The elected District Attorney handles felonies while the elected County Attorney handles misdemeanors. They are two separate and distinct offices.
2. Elected District Attorney
The elected County Attorney who handles misdemeanors is John Forrest, who was a criminal defense lawyer before getting elected. He does an excellent job: . What is most admirable about the County Attorney is that he hires well-seasoned, experienced prosecutors who have a broad perspective on life (most over the age of 45) and criminal defense experience. John knows that good people make mistakes and he does what he can to make sure that mistakes don’t ruin a person’s ability to be a productive citizen.
3. Court Staff
The staff at the court, everyone from the bailiffs, court coordinators, clerks, and probation officers are super friendly and helpful. It is a very pleasant environment to work in with such courteous and positive staff. It is extremely helpful that the courts will work with us on scheduling trials. The courts are very sensitive to the fact that Tarrant County
has morning dockets and are very understanding in scheduling afternoon dockets when there are conflicts.
4. Parker County District Attorney’s Office
The District Attorney’s office can be very responsive to creative solutions prior to the filing of a felony case. Compliments to intake attorney Kathleen Catania, in particular.
5. Challenges in Parker County
There can be major delay in the filing of felony cases. This is particularly alarming when it comes to citizens accused who can’t afford to bond out. The Coffey Firm handles most types of criminal cases in Parker County in addition to DWI in Parker County
, including assaults, drug charges, criminal trespass, evading the police, unlawful carry of a weapon, criminal mischief, etc.