Waseca County District Attorney Office

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Waseca County District Attorney 307 North State Street Waseca MN 56093 507-835-0520

About Waseca County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Waseca County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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