Walker County Prosecuting Attorney in LaFayette Georgia

Address and phone number for Walker County Prosecuting Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 1025, LaFayette GA.


Name
Walker County Prosecuting Attorney
Address
PO Box 1025, LaFayette, Georgia, 30728
Phone
706-638-2121
Fax
706-638-4821

About the Walker County Prosecuting Attorney

The Walker County Prosecuting Attorney, located in LaFayette, GA, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the LaFayette government. The District Attorney heads the LaFayette Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In LaFayette, 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:
  • LaFayette criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Walker County Court records
  • Jury selection process in LaFayette
  • Victim assistance programs
LaFayette Criminal Records

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

LaFayette Court Records

The Walker County Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in LaFayette. 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 LaFayette, the Walker 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 LaFayette and Walker County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Walker County Victim Assistance Programs

In LaFayette, 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 Walker 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 Walker County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to a GA 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 Walker County Prosecuting Attorney

You may contact the Walker County Prosecuting Attorney by calling 706-638-2121, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Walker County Prosecuting Attorney, PO Box 1025, LaFayette, Georgia, 30728.


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