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Citizen Prosecutor Academy accepting applications for fall session

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What is a plea bargain? What are expunctions?  What does a grand jury do?

For those who have wondered exactly how criminals are brought to justice, the Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office Citizen Prosecutor Academy can answer all of those questions – and much more.

Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis has announced the upcoming fall session dates for the Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This popular, 10-week course begins Sept. 10 and concludes with a graduation ceremony for participants on Nov. 12.

Collaborating with an extensive network of public servants and agencies on a daily basis, the DA's office is at the forefront of protecting the community by putting away the bad guys and holding criminals accountable.

Hear from prosecutors, detectives, judges and law enforcement officials as they explain how a case develops, from arrest to trial, and subsequent appeal.

Classes for this popular program will meet on Thursday evenings at the Collin County Courthouse from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and the application deadline is Sept. 3. Class size is limited, and those interested in attending  are encouraged to apply early.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

To learn more about the Citizen Prosecutor Academy, visit the DA's website. For questions, please contact Kim Alvarado at 972-548-4768 or email: DA-CPA@collincountytx.gov.