Suwannee County FL District Attorney Office

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Lafayette County State Attorney 100 Miller Street South East Live Oak FL 32064 386-362-2320

Suwannee County State Attorney 100 Miller Street South East Live Oak FL 32064 386-362-2320

About Suwannee County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Suwannee County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Suwannee County, the District Attorney, along with the Suwannee 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 Florida law, the Office of the Suwannee 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 FL Court.