Dekalb County District Attorney in Fort Payne Alabama

Address and phone number for Dekalb County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at Grand Avenue South, Fort Payne AL.

Dekalb County District Attorney
300 Grand Avenue South, Fort Payne, Alabama, 35967

About the Dekalb County District Attorney

The Dekalb County District Attorney, located in Fort Payne, AL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Fort Payne government. The District Attorney heads the Fort Payne Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Fort Payne, 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:
  • Fort Payne criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • DeKalb County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Fort Payne
  • Victim assistance programs
Fort Payne Criminal Records

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

Fort Payne Court Records

The Dekalb County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Fort Payne. 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 Fort Payne, the DeKalb 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 Fort Payne and DeKalb County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

DeKalb County Victim Assistance Programs

In Fort Payne, 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to an AL 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 Dekalb County District Attorney

You may contact the Dekalb County District Attorney by calling 256-845-8550, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Dekalb County District Attorney, 300 Grand Avenue South, Fort Payne, Alabama, 35967.

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