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David Chapman

101 North Panna Maria Avenue, Suite 302
Karnes City, Texas 78118

Phone: (830) 780-3736
Fax: (830) 780-4790

Discovery Requests forms may be submitted by email to our office :
Attention : Carla Alvear   carla.alvear@co.karnes.tx.us

Hand sanitizer and tissues are available throughout the courthouse for your use.

Stay safe. Practice Social Distancing. Wash your hands. Together we can minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

Our office policy remains if you have a commercial drivers license,
and you were in your commercial vehicle:
NO deferred adjudication at the county court level
NO pretrial diversion at the county court level

Defendants who are interested in the pretrial diversion must have no convictions on their criminal history, provide a resume, and MUST provide a clean UA at the time of Court. If a defendant refuses to test, they will not be eligible for the program.  The defendant must also have $100.00 (money order) at the time of the plea.

If you believe you have a hot check pending in Karnes County Court, we want to resolve it with you. To avoid a warrant or to dispose of this matter, please contact our hot check coordinator :
Attention : Vanessa Villanueva vanessa.villanueva@co.karnes.tx.us

Our office is dedicated to helping the people of Karnes County. If you have any concerns about any issues in our county, please contact us. We will assist you in any way we can or provide you contact information for those that can. The Honorable David Chapman has been in office since January 1, 2023 and is dedicated to helping the citizens of Karnes and all that pass through it. The office practices an open door policy and looks forward to working through legal issues as they arise on behalf of the County of Karnes. 



Victim Services


Deann Gutierrez

(830) 780-3736
Email : deann.gutierrez@co.karnes.tx.us

Let us be a resources for you....

We assist with protective orders, victim resources, counseling, shelters, and court hearings.

Victim Services Coordinator activities include : assisting victims with justice support and advocacy, information and referrals (in person or by phone), assisting with Crime Victims' Compensation, Address Confidentiality Program, Protective Order applications, court appointments, and personal advocacy.

The Victim Services is dedicated to positively impact the quality of life and support the citizens of Karnes County by assisting victims, survivors, families that are / have experienced family & domestic violence. This position is dedicated to offer support and locate the appropriate resources to Karnes County citizens in assistance for additional services that are needed such as counseling, shelter, and drug abuse.

Karnes County does not discriminate in the right to participate in programs and activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.


  • Guadalupe Valley Violence Shelter (24hrs)                   (800) 834-2033
  • Women's Shelter of South Texas (24hrs)                       (361) 881-8888
  • Family Violence Prevention Service (24hrs)                  (979) 826-0000
  • Atascosa Family Crisis Center                                        (830) 281-2001
    • NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE (24HRS)      (800) 273-8255
    • NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (24HRS)  (800) 799-7233
    • NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT (24HRS)       (800) 656-4673
    • RUNAWAY HOTLINE                                        (800) 786-2929 OR TEXT 66008
    • TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE                   (866) 331-9474 OR TEXT

Attorney General of Texas - Crime Victim Services

Texas Council on Family Violence