Honesdale PA District Attorney Office

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Wayne County District Attorney 925 Court Street Honesdale PA 18431 570-253-4912

About Wayne County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Honesdale Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Wayne County, the District Attorney, along with the Wayne 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 Pennsylvania law, the Office of the Honesdale 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 PA Court.