Dallas County Pretrial Services

Dallas County Pretrial Services

Frank Crowley Courts Building, 1st Floor Rm A9
133 N. Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

ELM/ASP: (214) 875-2282

Alcohol Monitoring Unit: (214) 875-2289

Smart Justice/General Pretrial: (214) 875-2302

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, if you were released with bond conditions requiring you to report to Pretrial Services, PLEASE BE AWARE, all face to face reporting has been temporarily suspended. Until further notice all reporting will be by call-in only, unless you have been instructed by your Pretrial Officer to come in for equipment check or drug test.

Please contact your officer for further instructions.



The mission of the Dallas County Pretrial Services is to enhance public safety by providing supervision for individuals released on bond to ensure court appearance and successful compliance with conditions of bond. 

Dallas County Pretrial Services is a department under Dallas County Administration.

Duane Steele, Director

Law and JusticeCurrently, Dallas County Pretrial Services offers the following programs:

  • Pretrial Release – Pretrial Release provides individuals who have been arrested on a Class A, and B Misdemeanors and some felonies with an alternative to remaining in jail while awaiting disposition of their case. 
  • Alcohol Monitoring Unit (AMU) – Technicians supervise defendants released on bond with a statutory or court ordered requirement to have an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of release.
  • Electronic Monitoring (ELM) – The Electronic Monitoring Program provides an opportunity for Defendants to be out of Jail under House Arrest and if allowed by their Judge they can go to Work and/or School while under intensive ELM supervision.
  • Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP) – The Alternative Sentencing Program is designed to offer an alternative for those Defendants with County Jail sentences to serve their time on House Arrest, if allowed by the sentencing Judge.