Find 04983 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.
Franklin County District Attorney 124 Main Street Farmington ME 04938 23.7 miles from 04983 207-778-5890
Somerset County District Attorney 41 Court Street Skowhegan ME 04976 35.0 miles from 04983 207-474-2423
Oxford County District Attorney 26 Western Avenue Paris ME 04281 52.9 miles from 04983 207-743-8282
Kennebec County District Attorney 95 State Street Augusta ME 04330 54.3 miles from 04983 207-623-1156
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.