Centre District Attorney Office

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Cherokee County District Attorney 100 West Main Street Centre AL 35960 256-927-5577

About Cherokee County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Centre Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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