Ozaukee County District Attorney

See Ozaukee County District Attorney 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
Ozaukee County District Attorney
Address
1201 South Spring Street, Port Washington, Wisconsin, 53074
Phone
(262) 238-8365

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Washington County District Attorney 14 miles
Milwaukee County District Attorney 23 miles
St. Croix County District Attorney 28 miles
Waukesha County District Attorney 29 miles
Fond Du Lac County District Attorney 39 miles
Dodge County District Attorney 41 miles
Racine County District Attorney 45 miles

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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.