Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney in Bessemer Alabama

Address and phone number for Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at 3rd Avenue North, Bessemer AL.


Name
Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney
Address
1801 3rd Avenue North, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020
Phone
205-481-4145
Fax
205-481-4157

About the Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney

The Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney, located in Bessemer, AL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Bessemer government. The District Attorney heads the Bessemer Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Bessemer, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Bessemer criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jefferson County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Bessemer
  • Victim assistance programs
Bessemer Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Bessemer arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Bessemer Court Records

The Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Bessemer. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Bessemer, the Jefferson County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Bessemer and Jefferson County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Jefferson County Victim Assistance Programs

In Bessemer, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Jefferson County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Jefferson County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a AL appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney

You may contact the Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney by calling 205-481-4145, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney, 1801 3rd Avenue North, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020.


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