Winthrop District Attorney Office

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Sibley County District Attorney 307 N Pleasant St Winthrop MN 55396 507-647-5377

About Sibley County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Winthrop Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Sibley County, the District Attorney, along with the Sibley 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 Minnesota law, the Office of the Winthrop 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 MN Court.