Ringgold County District Attorney Office

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Ringgold County District Attorney 109 West Madison Street Mount Ayr IA 50854 641-464-3235

About Ringgold County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Ringgold County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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