Corning IA District Attorney Office

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Adams County District Attorney 500 9th Street Corning IA 50841 641-322-4008

About Adams County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Corning Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Adams County, the District Attorney, along with the Adams 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 Iowa law, the Office of the Corning 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 IA Court.