Bonner County ID District Attorney Office

Find Bonner County, Idaho district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Bonner County Prosecuting Attorney 127 South 1st Avenue Sandpoint ID 83864 208-263-6726

About Bonner County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Bonner County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Bonner County, the District Attorney, along with the Bonner 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 Idaho law, the Office of the Bonner 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 ID Court.