Jackson County District Attorney Office

Find Jackson County Alabama district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Jackson County District Attorney PO Box 923 Scottsboro AL 35768 256-574-9240

About Jackson County District Attorney

The Jackson County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Jackson County, AL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Jackson 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 Jackson County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Jackson County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Jackson County, the District Attorney, along with the Jackson 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 Jackson 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.