County Attorney's Duties
The County Attorney DOES:
- Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
- Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
- Represent an defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
- Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
- Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.
- In his or her OFFICIAL capacity, the County Attorney is NOT a lawyer for a private group or person.
Your County Attorney in his or her official capacity, DOES NOT:
- Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
- File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
- Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.
If you are an unrepresented Defendant and wish to make contact with our office regarding your case you must obtain written Court approval prior to contacting the County Attorney's Office.