Springfield MA District Attorney Office

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Hampden County District Attorney 50 State Street Springfield MA 01103 413-747-1000

About Hampden County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Springfield Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Hampden County, the District Attorney, along with the Hampden 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 Massachusetts law, the Office of the Springfield 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 MA Court.