Lyon County District Attorney in Owatonna Minnesota

Address and phone number for Lyon County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at South Cedar Avenue, Owatonna MN.

Lyon County District Attorney
303 South Cedar Avenue, Owatonna, Minnesota, 55060

About the Lyon County District Attorney

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

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

Owatonna Court Records

The Lyon County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Owatonna. 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 Owatonna, the Steele 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 Owatonna and Steele County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Steele County Victim Assistance Programs

In Owatonna, 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 Steele 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 Steele County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a MN 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 Lyon County District Attorney

You may contact the Lyon County District Attorney by calling 507-444-7780, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Lyon County District Attorney, 303 South Cedar Avenue, Owatonna, Minnesota, 55060.

Map of Lyon County District Attorney in Owatonna Minnesota

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