Perkins County SD District Attorney Office

Find Perkins 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.

Perkins County District Attorney PO Box 364 Bison SD 57620 605-244-5612

About Perkins County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Perkins County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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