Lyon County District Attorney Office

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Lyon County District Attorney 206 South 2nd Avenue Rock Rapids IA 51246 712-472-8545

About Lyon County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Lyon County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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