District Attorney Offices in Mower County, Minnesota

Find Mower County, Minnesota district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Mower County District Attorney 201 2nd Avenue Northeast Austin, MN

About Mower County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Mower County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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