Ramsey County MN District Attorney Office

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Ramsey County District Attorney 15 West Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul MN 55102 651-266-3222

About Ramsey County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Ramsey County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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