Dallas County MO District Attorney Office

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Dallas County Prosecuting Attorney 119 East Main Street Buffalo MO 65622 417-345-5644

About Dallas County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Dallas County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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