Find 12812 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.
Hamilton County District Attorney 85 White Birch Lane Indian Lake NY 12842 9.5 miles from 12812 518-648-5113
Essex County District Attorney 7551 Court Street Elizabethtown NY 12932 45.9 miles from 12812 518-873-3335
Warren County District Attorney 1340 Route 9 Lake George NY 12845 49.7 miles from 12812 518-761-6405
Lewis County District Attorney 7514 South State Street Lowville NY 13367 55.2 miles from 12812 315-376-5390
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.