Harrison County District Attorney Office

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Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney PO Box 87 Bethany MO 64424 660-425-6423

About Harrison County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Harrison County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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