District Attorney Offices in Lincoln County, Oregon

Find Lincoln County, Oregon 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.

Lincoln County District Attorney 225 West Olive Street Newport, OR

About Lincoln County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Lincoln County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Lincoln County, the District Attorney, along with the Lincoln 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 Oregon law, the Office of the Lincoln 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 OR Court.