Blue Earth County District Attorney in Mankato Minnesota

Address and phone number for Blue Earth County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at Carver Road, Mankato MN.


Name
Blue Earth County District Attorney
Address
401 Carver Road, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001
Phone
507-304-4600
Fax
507-304-4620

About the Blue Earth County District Attorney

The Blue Earth County District Attorney, located in Mankato, MN, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Mankato government. The District Attorney heads the Mankato Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Mankato, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Mankato criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Blue Earth County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Mankato
  • Victim assistance programs
Mankato Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Mankato arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Mankato Court Records

The Blue Earth County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Mankato. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Mankato, the Blue Earth County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Mankato and Blue Earth County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Blue Earth County Victim Assistance Programs

In Mankato, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Blue Earth County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Blue Earth County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a MN appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Blue Earth County District Attorney

You may contact the Blue Earth County District Attorney by calling 507-304-4600, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Blue Earth County District Attorney, 401 Carver Road, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001.


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