Carrollton, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Is it possible to file harrassment charges against a sheriff?

I feel that a local sheriff is pin pointing me for no reason. I really feel it is personal because his brother does not like me or my husband. I feel helpless because the head sheriff made me feel small. What can I do?

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Kiele Linroth Pace

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Harassment is defined in the Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code.

So first read this: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.42.htm#42.07

Notice that there are several ways to commit the offense of Harassment.

If you believe you can prove one of the types of Harassment then go ahead and report it.

If the offender is a Deputy Sheriff then report it to a supervisor at the Sheriff's Department. However, if the offender is the actual elected Sheriff then don't bother with the Sheriff's Department and instead contact the Texas Rangers.

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Grant St Julian III

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Contact the Texas Rangers (not the baseball team) or the State Attorney General office if you feel the local sheriff is abusing his authority.

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