About the Prosecuting Attorney
The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all adult and juvenile felony cases referred by county law enforcement agencies, and all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases referred by the County Sheriff, the State Patrol, all state agencies, and some cities who have contracted with the county for misdemeanor prosecution services. The office provides a pre-prosecution diversion program which holds selected first-time offenders accountable for their offenses while avoiding the costs of case filing, court, and incarceration. The office maintains a Victim/Witness Unit which provides advocacy services for crime victims and facilitates the testimony of crime victims. The office also serves as the legal advisor to all county departments and agencies and defends or prosecutes civil cases on behalf of county government. Additionally, the office litigates issues regarding child support in cases referred by the State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Child Support.