Sully County SD District Attorney Office

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Sully County District Attorney PO Box 505 Onida SD 57564 605-258-2546

About Sully County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Sully County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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