Conservative Republican District Attorney

An Experienced, Proven Leader... Dedicated to Justice

From Your Criminal District Attorney Paul Johnson,


When I was elected District Attorney 12 years ago, I promised to work hard bringing criminals to justice, to be an advocate for victims and to safeguard your tax dollars. My record shows that is exactly what I’ve done, but there is even more to do.

My first priority will always be to help keep the community safe by standing up for victims in court and ensuring that violent offenders are held accountable for their crimes.

With over 25 years experience as a prosecutor, I also understand that justice sometimes requires providing a first-time drug offender, a deserving Veteran, or an individual with a significant mental health issue a chance at rehabilitation and recovery.

My office door is open to the citizens of Denton County, and I am committed to transparency and staying connected to the community through social media.

I am proud of the staff who serve in the Denton County District Attorney’s office. They exhibit a high level of integrity, dedication and passion to pursue justice and make Denton County a safer, better place to live.

I ask for your continued support, and your vote in the March 6, 2018 Republican Primary Election.


Current Events

ERIC JOHNSON SENTENCED FOR MURDER:  Yesterday, a Denton County jury found Eric Johnson guilty of Murder for the shooting death  of UNT student Sara Mutschlechner.  Today, that same jury sentenced Eric Johnson to 44 years in prison.  Johnson was indicted for firing two shots at the car in which Mutschlecnher was driving. This followed a dispute after a party that the occupants of the car had attended.  The loss of Sara effected not only her family, but the UNT community as well.  ADA’s Tony Paul and Michelle Dobson prosecuted the case for the State of Texas.  Inv. Joe Erwin from the DA’s Office also assisted in the successful prosecution of Eric Johnson. We’d like to thank the Denton Police Department for all of their hard work investigating  this case. We’d also like to thank the Yuma PD and NCIS for assisting in the investigation.


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