District Attorney Offices in Murray County, Minnesota

Find Murray 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.

Murray County District Attorney 2500 28th Street Slayton, MN

About Murray County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Murray County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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