College of Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Real Talk with CJ: DA Brett Ligon

Tuesday Sep 15, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

District Attorney Brett Ligon has spent his entire professional career in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice. If asked, he would say that he is most proud of having started at the very bottom entry level as an intern in college with the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, and later as a jailer in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. From there, he continued working his way through the ranks as an Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and Staff Counsel for the Houston Police Officers’ Union before finally being elected as the District Attorney of Montgomery County.

As a conservative, Brett knows that governments’ first responsibility is the protection of its citizens. When citizens do not feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods, or traveling about the community for work and pleasure, little else matters.

Since being elected District Attorney, Brett has carried out his campaign commitment of helping us lose the title of the Deadliest Roadways in Texas by focusing on Driving While Intoxicated offenses. His office has implemented No Refusal Weekends, in which a person suspected of driving while intoxicated has a sample of his blood taken if they refuse to voluntarily give a sample of their breath.

He has also implemented D.A.R.T., the District Attorneys Response Team, which dispatches a team of prosecutors and D.A. investigators to the scene of homicides and traffic fatalities involving alcohol, drugs, or excessive speed.

He has aggressively enforced prosecution of habitual offenders and continues with his philosophy of making criminals pay instead of the taxpayers.


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