Clinton County District Attorney Office

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Clinton County Attorney 612 North 2nd Street Clinton IA 52732 563-243-6218


About Clinton County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Clinton County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Clinton County, the District Attorney, along with the Clinton 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 Iowa law, the Office of the Clinton 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 IA Court.