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The Honorable Cheryl Swope Lieck

District Attorney

Chambers County District Attorney Cheryl Swope Leick
“My job is to ensure justice, and I take that very seriously. While our office represents the State and its victims, our commitment is broader than that. My promise – as a fellow Chambers County resident – is to work tirelessly to make our community safer through fair prosecution, honor my oath as an advocate for justice, and work to engage with and support the communities in this county.” 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1409
Anahuac, TX 77514

Physical Address:
104 Washington Ave.
Anahuac, TX 77514


About the Chambers County District Attorney's Office  
The Chambers County District Attorney’s Office represents the State of Texas and victims in criminal matters that arise anywhere in Chambers County. 

The chief prosecutor in Chambers County is the elected District Attorney, Cheryl Swope Lieck. She is assisted by Assistant District Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants, and a District Attorney Investigator. 

Fiscal Efficiency
One of the tenets of our guiding principles is to be a diligent steward of taxpayer money. Our office takes this very seriously, and we are proud to save taxpayers money through the use of forfeiture funds and grants to cover law enforcement and prosecution necessities. 
Chambers County District Attorney's Office - Guiding Principles

In the Chambers County DA’s Office, we are guided by a set of principles. While we understand that no one is perfect, we use these principles to ensure that every day we come into work, we are focused and prepared to serve in the appropriate way. 

1) Our primary duty is to see that justice is done – not to merely seek a conviction.

2) We will act with respect toward victims of crimes and treat them with dignity.

3) We will act with respect toward the accused.

4) We will be diligent stewards of taxpayer money.

5) We will invest ourselves in the community, and work to instill the public’s confidence in our work. 

Cheryl Lieck District Attorney         409-267-2682
Dane Listi First Assistant District Attorney 409-267-2682
Ed Shettle Assistant District Attorney 409-267-2682
Eric Carcerano         Assistant District Attorney 409-267-2682
Kathy Esquivel Assistant District Attorney 409-267-2682
Amy Tapp Administrative Assistant         409-267-2682
                                Victims Assistance Coordinator           409-267-2682
                                and Legal Secretary
Leslie Childress Paralegal and Legal Secretary 409-267-2682
Melissa Thomas Legal Secretary         409-267-2682

Chambers County Sheriff's Department                409-267-2508

Mont Belvieu Police Department                           281-576-2417

Baytown Police Department                                  281-422-8371

Texas Department of Public Safety - Wallisville    409-389-2491

Texas Parks and Wildlife - Chambers County       281-931-6471

Chambers County uses Odyssey for all discovery information. If you are a defense attorney, this is how you will need to create an account to access electronic discovery information for your cases. 
You can access the Discovery portal here
For information about services for crime victims and rights afforded to victims, please visit the tabs below. 

Notice to Victims of Family Violence – From Bay Area Turning Point

It is a crime for any person to cause you any physical injury or harm, even if that person is a current or former member of your household.

Please Tell the Investigating Peace Officer:
If you, your child, or any other member of your household has been injured or if you feel you are going to be in danger after a law enforcement officer leaves your residence.

  • If the perpetrator is not arrested, you have the right to
    • File a complaint against the person committing family violence
    • File a protective order in the county you live in
    • File for Crime Victims Compensation
  • If the perpetrator is arrested, you have the right to:
    • Request a magistrate’s order for emergency protection be issued
    • File for Crime Victims’ Compensation
    • Register your phone number with the Texas VINE System

Protective Orders prohibit the perpetrator from coming within a certain distance of where you live, work, and/or go to school.

Texas VINE – Victim Information and Notification Everyday

Bay Area Turning Point – Family Violence Support

Bay Area Turning Point is a non-profit organization that provides recovery solutions for survivors of family violence and sexual assault. It facilitates violence prevention strategies for societal change in partnership with our community.

A victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim is entitled to the following rights within the criminal justice system:

  1. The right to receive from law enforcement agencies adequate protection from harm and threats of harm arising from cooperation with prosecution efforts
  2. The right to have the magistrate take the safety of the victim or his family into consideration as an element in fixing the amount of bail for the accused
  3. The right, if requested, to be informed:
    1. By the attorney representing the state of relevant court proceedings, including appellate proceedings, and to be informed if those proceedings have been canceled or rescheduled prior to the event
    2. By an appellate court of decisions of the court, after the decisions are entered but before the decisions are made public
  4. The right to be informed, when requested, by a peace officer concerning the defendant's right to bail and the procedures in criminal investigations and by the district attorney's office concerning the general procedures in the criminal justice system, including general procedures in guilty plea negotiations and arrangements, restitution, and the appeals and parole process
  5. The right to provide pertinent information to a probation department conducting a pre-sentencing investigation concerning the impact of the offense on the victim and his family by testimony, written statement, or any other manner prior to any sentencing of the offender
  6. The right to receive information regarding compensation to victims of crime as provided by sub-chapter B, including information related to the costs that may be compensated under that sub-chapter and the amount of compensation, eligibility for compensation, and procedures for application for compensation under that sub-chapter, the payment for a medical examination under article 56.06 for a victim of a sexual assault, and when requested, to referral to available social service agencies that may offer additional assistance
  7. The right to be informed, upon request, of parole procedures, to participate in the parole process, to be notified, if requested, of parole proceedings concerning a defendant in the victim's case, to provide to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for inclusion in the defendant's file information to be considered by the board prior to the parole of any defendant convicted of any crime subject to this sub-chapter, and to be notified, if requested, of the defendant's release
  8. The right to be provided with a waiting area, separate or secure from other witnesses, including the offender and relatives of the offender, before testifying in any proceeding concerning the offender. If a separate waiting area is not available, other safeguards should be taken to minimize the victim's contact with the offender and the offender's relatives and witnesses before and during court proceedings
  9. The right to prompt return of any property of the victim that is held by a law enforcement agency or the attorney for the state as evidence when the property is no longer required for that purpose
  10. The right to have the attorney for the state notify the employer of the victim, if requested, of the necessity of the victim's cooperation and testimony in a proceeding that may necessitate the absence of the victim from work for good cause
  11. The right to counseling, on request, regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and testing for AIDS, HIV infection, antibodies to HIV, or infection with any other probable causative agent of AIDS, if the offense is an offense under section 21.11(a)(1), 22.011, or 22.021, penal code
  12. The right to request victim-offender mediation coordinated by the victim services division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  13. The right to be informed of the uses of a victim impact statement and the statement's purpose in the criminal justice system, to complete the victim impact statement, and to have the victim impact statement considered:
    1. By the attorney representing the state and the judge before sentencing or before a plea bargain agreement is accepted
    2. By the Board of Pardons and Paroles before an inmate is released on parole


A victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim is entitled to the right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, subject to the approval of the judge in the case.

The office of the attorney representing the state, and the sheriff, police, and other law enforcement agencies shall ensure to the extent practicable that a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim is afforded the rights granted by subsection (a) of this article and, on request, an explanation of those rights.

A judge, attorney for the state, peace officer, or law enforcement agency is not liable for a failure or inability to provide a right enumerated in this article. The failure or inability of any person to provide a right or service enumerated in this article may not be used by a defendant in a criminal case as a ground for appeal, a ground to set aside the conviction or sentence, or a ground in a habeas corpus petition. A victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim does not have standing to participate as a party in a criminal proceeding or to contest the disposition of any charge.

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An important pillar in our office is being involved in the community. If there is an event you would like our office to attend or speak at, please fill out the Community Event Request form.
  • DA Donates Funds to BHISD Explorer Program DA Cheryl Swope Leick with students who participate in the BHISD Explorers Program.

  • The Future of Our County DA Cheryl Swope Leick with students from all three Chambers County schools and Justice Brown at the Texas Supreme Court

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If your organization has an upcoming event and you would like a representative from the Chambers County District Attorney's Office to attend, please complete the following form. Please note, attendance is subject to availability. 

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