Pope County MN District Attorney Office

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Pope County District Attorney 605 South Lakeshore Drive Glenwood MN 56334 320-634-4581

About Pope County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Pope County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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