District Attorney Offices in Cooper County, Missouri

Find Cooper County, Missouri 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.

Cooper County Prosecuting Attorney 422 East Spring Street Boonville, MO

About Cooper County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Cooper County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Cooper County, the District Attorney, along with the Cooper 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 Missouri law, the Office of the Cooper 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 MO Court.