Covington County AL District Attorney Office

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Covington County District Attorney 100 Court Square Andalusia AL 36420 334-222-2513

About Covington County District Attorney

The Covington County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Covington County, AL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Covington County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Covington County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Covington County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Covington County public criminal records
  • Covington County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Covington County, AL
  • Grand jury proceedings
Covington County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Covington County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Covington County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Covington County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Covington County, Alabama. The evidence provided by the Covington County Police Department, Covington County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Covington County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Covington County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Covington County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Covington County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Covington County, the District Attorney, along with the Covington County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Alabama law, the Office of the Covington County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level AL Court.