The Criminal Prosecution Division prosecutes Class C misdemeanors pursuant to state laws and city ordinances. The attorneys in this division practice before the City of Austin Municipal Court and cover an average of 60 dockets per week including jury trials, bench trials, and pre-trial motion hearings. Prosecutors pursue approximately 430,000 cases a year submitted by City of Austin departments including Police, Code Compliance, Development Services, Water, Animal Services, Fire, and Health.


Bianca Bentzin is the Criminal Prosecution Division Chief

Bianca Bentzin leads a team of attorneys and staff members responsible for the prosecution of Class C misdemeanors cited pursuant to state laws and municipal ordinances.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, History, and French from the University of Arizona and her Juris Doctorate with honors from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.

After law school, Bianca served as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix for fifteen years including work as a trial attorney, community prosecutor, and technology development attorney.  She also served on the Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Arizona and was an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program at Phoenix College teaching Legal Ethics.  Bianca is also a national and local speaker on the use of technology in the practice of law, visual trials, professional responsibility, and trial advocacy.


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