Kingsbury County SD District Attorney Office

Find Kingsbury County, South Dakota 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.

Hamlin County District Attorney PO Box 29 De Smet SD 57231 605-854-3378

Kingsbury County District Attorney PO Box 35 De Smet SD 57231 605-854-3224

About Kingsbury County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Kingsbury County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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