Johnson County District Attorney Office

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Johnson County District Attorney PO Box 2450 Iowa IA 52244 319-339-6100

About Johnson County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Johnson County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Johnson County, the District Attorney, along with the Johnson 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 Johnson 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.