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Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney 209 South Broad Street Trenton NJ 08608 50.5 miles from 11230 609-989-6309
Sussex County Prosecuting Attorney 19 High Street Newton NJ 07860 51.1 miles from 11230 973-383-1570
Fairfield County District Attorney 1000 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport CT 06604 55.6 miles from 11230 203-696-3000
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.