Gentry County MO District Attorney Office

Find Gentry 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.

Gentry County Prosecuting Attorney 200 West Clay Street Albany MO 64402 660-726-3844

About Gentry County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Gentry County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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