District Attorney Offices in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Find Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 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.

Schuylkill County District Attorney 401 North 2nd Street Pottsville, PA

About Schuylkill County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Schuylkill County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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