Morgan County District Attorney in Decatur Alabama

Address and phone number for Morgan County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 1727, Decatur AL.


Name
Morgan County District Attorney
Address
PO Box 1727, Decatur, Alabama, 35602
Phone
256-351-4610
Fax
256-351-4607

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About the Morgan County District Attorney

The Morgan County District Attorney, located in Decatur, AL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Decatur government. The District Attorney heads the Decatur Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Decatur, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Decatur criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Morgan County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Decatur
  • Victim assistance programs
Decatur Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Decatur arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Decatur Court Records

The Morgan County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Decatur. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Decatur, the Morgan County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Decatur and Morgan County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Morgan County Victim Assistance Programs

In Decatur, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Morgan County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Morgan County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to an AL appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Morgan County District Attorney

You may contact the Morgan County District Attorney by calling 256-351-4610, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Morgan County District Attorney, PO Box 1727, Decatur, Alabama, 35602.