Fayette County WV District Attorney Office

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Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney 108 East Maple Avenue Fayetteville WV 25840 304-574-4230

About Fayette County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Fayette County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Fayette County, the District Attorney, along with the Fayette 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 Fayette 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.