Summers County Prosecuting Attorney

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Summers County Prosecuting Attorney Details

Address and Phone Number for Summers County Prosecuting Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at Ballengee Street, Hinton WV.

Name
Summers County Prosecuting Attorney
Address
120 Ballengee Street
Hinton, West Virginia, 25951
Phone
304-466-7110

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About the Summers County Prosecuting Attorney

The Summers County Prosecuting Attorney, located in Hinton, WV, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Hinton government. The District Attorney heads the Hinton Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Hinton, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Hinton criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Summers County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Hinton
  • Victim assistance programs
Hinton Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Hinton arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Hinton Court Records

The Summers County Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Hinton. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Hinton, the Summers County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Hinton and Summers County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Summers County Victim Assistance Programs

In Hinton, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Summers County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Summers County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a WV appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Summers County Prosecuting Attorney

You may contact the Summers County Prosecuting Attorney by calling 304-466-7110, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Summers County Prosecuting Attorney, 120 Ballengee Street, Hinton, West Virginia, 25951.