Houston County District Attorney in Caledonia Minnesota

Address and phone number for Houston County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at South Marshall Street, Caledonia MN.

Houston County District Attorney
306 South Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, 55921

About the Houston County District Attorney

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

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

Caledonia Court Records

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

Houston County Victim Assistance Programs

In Caledonia, 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 Houston 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 Houston County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a MN 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 Houston County District Attorney

You may contact the Houston County District Attorney by calling 507-725-5802, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Houston County District Attorney, 306 South Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, 55921.

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