Sumter County AL District Attorney Office

Find Sumter 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.

District Attorney's Office 103 Washington Street South Livingston AL 35470 205-652-4119

Sumter County District Attorney 115 Franklin St Livingston AL 35470 205-652-2291

About Sumter County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Sumter County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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