County & Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

The County & Prosecuting Attorney’s Office acts as the civil legal counsel for the county and its officers acting in their official capacities, as well as the prosecutor for the state in all felony, misdemeanor and juvenile court proceedings arising in the county. The office also fulfills the following responsibilities:

  • Defendant against all petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed in the county;
  • Render assistance as may be necessary to the Attorney General in the preparation and argument of criminal appeals;
  • Appear at all inquests held by the County Coroner;
  • Appear at all sessions of any grand jury convened within the county;
  • Appear in the public interest at all involuntary hospitalization proceedings;
  • Issue legal opinions in writing upon the request of any county officer relating to the duties of that officer;
  • Examine the bonds offered by every county officer prior to their approval by the Board of County Commissioners or the District Judge and report whether such bonds are executed as required by law; and
  • Perform such other duties as are prescribed by law.

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