Laclede County MO District Attorney Office

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Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney 200 North Adams Avenue Lebanon MO 65536 417-532-3149


About Laclede County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Laclede County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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