Lehigh County PA District Attorney Office

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Lehigh County District Attorney 455 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 610-782-3100

About Lehigh County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Lehigh County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Lehigh County, the District Attorney, along with the Lehigh 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 Pennsylvania law, the Office of the Lehigh 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 PA Court.