Sanborn County SD District Attorney Office

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Sanborn County District Attorney PO Box 277 Woonsocket SD 57385 605-796-4245

About Sanborn County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Sanborn County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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