Otter Tail County District Attorney in Fergus Falls Minnesota

Address and phone number for Otter Tail County District Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at West Junius Avenue, Fergus Falls MN.


Name
Otter Tail County District Attorney
Address
121 West Junius Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 56537
Phone
218-998-8400

About the Otter Tail County District Attorney

The Otter Tail County District Attorney, located in Fergus Falls, MN, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Fergus Falls government. The District Attorney heads the Fergus Falls Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Fergus Falls, 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:
  • Fergus Falls criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Otter Tail County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Fergus Falls
  • Victim assistance programs
Fergus Falls Criminal Records

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

Fergus Falls Court Records

The Otter Tail County District Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Fergus Falls. 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 Fergus Falls, the Otter Tail 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 Fergus Falls and Otter Tail County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Otter Tail County Victim Assistance Programs

In Fergus Falls, 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 Otter Tail 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 Otter Tail County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a MN 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 Otter Tail County District Attorney

You may contact the Otter Tail County District Attorney by calling 218-998-8400, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Otter Tail County District Attorney, 121 West Junius Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 56537.


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