Dodge County District Attorney Office

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Dodge County District Attorney 22 6th Street East Mantorville MN 55955 507-635-6275

About Dodge County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Dodge County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Dodge County, the District Attorney, along with the Dodge 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 Dodge 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.