Bon Homme County SD District Attorney Office

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Bon Homme County District Attorney PO Box 476 Tyndall SD 57066 605-589-3668

About Bon Homme County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Bon Homme County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Bon Homme County, the District Attorney, along with the Bon Homme 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 South Dakota law, the Office of the Bon Homme 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 SD Court.