Blue Earth County District Attorney Office

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Blue Earth County District Attorney 401 Carver Road Mankato MN 56001 507-304-4600

About Blue Earth County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Blue Earth County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Blue Earth County, the District Attorney, along with the Blue Earth 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 Minnesota law, the Office of the Blue Earth 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 MN Court.