Doddridge County WV District Attorney Office

Find Doddridge County, West Virginia district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Doddridge County Prosecuting Attorney PO Box 125 West Union WV 26456 304-873-1737

About Doddridge County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Doddridge County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Doddridge County, the District Attorney, along with the Doddridge 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 West Virginia law, the Office of the Doddridge County 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 WV Court.