Marion County OR District Attorney Office

Find Marion 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.

Marion County District Attorney 555 Court Street Northeast Salem OR 97301 503-588-5222

About Marion County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Marion County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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