Knox County Courthouse

See Knox County Courthouse location, address, and phone number, and public records search. District attorneys are public officials which investigate and prosecute crimes in a court of law. District attorneys are sometimes called prosecuting attorneys or commonwealth attorneys in some jurisdictions.


Name
Knox County Courthouse
Address
62 Union Street, Rockland, Maine, 04841
Phone
(207) 594-0420
Fax
(207) 594-0434

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Waldo County District Attorney 23 miles
Lincoln County District Attorney 28 miles
Kennebec County District Attorney 36 miles
Sagadahoc County District Attorney 38 miles
Hancock County District Atty 46 miles

Map and Directions to Knox County Courthouse

What is a district attorney?

District attorneys (DAs) are the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in their jurisdictions. Their authority is usually county-wide, although some district attorneys represent large cities. As long as they have probable cause, district attorneys have complete discretion in filing charges against individuals. Informed by police investigations, district attorneys may charge anyone with misdemeanors or felonies.

District attorneys review the available evidence and assess witness credibility to determine whether a suspect may have committed a particular crime. A DA may charge a suspect directly or may refer the evidence to a grand jury to consider an indictment against a suspect.

District attorneys are responsible for prosecuting defendants in court. They present the evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, oppose the arguments of a criminal defense attorney, and work to obtain a conviction against the defendant.