Morgan County MO District Attorney Office

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Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney 211 East Newton Street Versailles MO 65084 573-378-4694

About Morgan County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Morgan County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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