Ste. Genevieve MO District Attorney Office

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Ste. Genevieve County Prosecuting Attorney 215 Market Street Ste. Genevieve MO 63670 573-883-2791

About Ste. Genevieve County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Ste. Genevieve Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Ste. Genevieve County, the District Attorney, along with the Ste. Genevieve 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 Missouri law, the Office of the Ste. Genevieve 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 MO Court.