Find 04474 district attorney, DA, and county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.
Penobscot County District Attorney 97 Hammond Street Bangor ME 04401 7.8 miles from 04474 207-942-8552
Hancock County District Attorney 70 State Street Ellsworth ME 04605 19.4 miles from 04474 207-667-4621
Waldo County District Attorney 137 Church Street Belfast ME 04915 21.8 miles from 04474 207-338-2512
Piscataquis County District Attorney 159 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426 40.6 miles from 04474 207-564-2181
Knox County District Attorney 62 Union Street Rockland ME 04841 44.0 miles from 04474 207-594-0424
Somerset County District Attorney 41 Court Street Skowhegan ME 04976 47.2 miles from 04474 207-474-2423
Generally, law enforcement agencies, not the District Attorney, are responsible for investigating cases. However, the District Attorney must evaluate the evidence provided by law enforcement and may determine that additional investigation is necessary before filing charges. In some instances, the District Attorney may assign an independent investigator to seek additional evidence.
For the most part, crimes should be reported to a law enforcement agency. Some county or city District Attorneys may take crime reports for certain types of crimes, such as insurance fraud, corruption or misconduct of public officials, and elder or dependent abuse.
Felonies are the most serious types of offenses and carry sentences that usually exceed one year in state or federal jail. Felonies are classified by degrees, with first-degree felonies being the most serious. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are punishable by fines and less than a year in prison.