District Attorney Offices in Modoc County, California

Find Modoc County, California 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.

Modoc County District Attorney 204 South Court Street Alturas, CA

About Modoc County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Modoc County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Modoc County, the District Attorney, along with the Modoc 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 California law, the Office of the Modoc 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 CA Court.