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Clinton County District Attorney 137 Margaret Street Plattsburgh NY 12901 18.3 miles from 12978 518-565-4770
Franklin County District Attorney 355 West Main Street Malone NY 12953 28.8 miles from 12978 518-481-1544
Grand Isle County State Attorney PO Box 204 North Hero VT 05474 29.0 miles from 12978 802-372-5422
Essex County District Attorney 7551 Court Street Elizabethtown NY 12932 29.7 miles from 12978 518-873-3335
Chittenden County State Attorney 32 Cherry Street Burlington VT 05401 30.6 miles from 12978 802-863-2865
Franklin County State Attorney 5 Lemnah Drive St. Albans VT 05478 37.6 miles from 12978 802-524-7920
Addison County State Attorney 7 Mahady Court Middlebury VT 05753 52.5 miles from 12978 802-388-4237
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.