Limestone County AL District Attorney Office

Find Limestone 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.

Limestone District Attorney 200 West Washington Street Athens AL 35611 256-233-6416

About Limestone County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Limestone County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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