Steele County MN District Attorney Office

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Lyon County District Attorney 303 South Cedar Avenue Owatonna MN 55060 507-444-7780

Steele County District Attorney 303 South Cedar Avenue Owatonna MN 55060 507-444-7780

About Steele County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Steele County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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