Birmingham District Attorney Office

Find Birmingham 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.

Jefferson - Birmingham Division District Attorney 801 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North Birmingham AL 35203 205-325-5252

About District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Birmingham Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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