Faribault District Attorney Office

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Clark County District Attorney 218 3rd Street Northwest Faribault MN 55021 507-332-6103

Rice County District Attorney 218 3rd Street Northwest Faribault MN 55021 507-332-6103

About Rice County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Faribault Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Rice County, the District Attorney, along with the Rice 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 Minnesota law, the Office of the Faribault 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 MN Court.