Lake County Prosecuting Attorney in Crown Point, Indiana

Address and phone number for Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at North Main Street, Crown Point IN.


Name
Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
Address
2293 North Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana, 46307
Phone
219-755-3720

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About the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney

The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, located in Crown Point, IN, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Crown Point government. The District Attorney heads the Crown Point Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Crown Point, 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:
  • Crown Point criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Lake County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Crown Point
  • Victim assistance programs
Crown Point Criminal Records

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

Crown Point Court Records

The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Crown Point. 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 Crown Point, the Lake 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 Crown Point and Lake County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Lake County Victim Assistance Programs

In Crown Point, 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 Lake 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 Lake County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to an IN 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 Lake County Prosecuting Attorney

You may contact the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney by calling 219-755-3720, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, 2293 North Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana, 46307.