North Dakota District Attorneys
North Dakota District Attorneys Overview
A District Attorney (DA) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case (i.e., the official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses). Prosecutors are essentially lawyers whose job it is to represent the people of the state of North Dakota against persons or entities accused of criminal activity.
Once a suspect is arrested by law enforcement, is the the job of the prosecutor to decide whether or not to file charges based upon the evidence in the case. Once the prosecutor makes a determination, it is their job to continue researching the case, appearing in court, and ultimately getting a conviction or plea from the defendant.
If the case goes to a criminal trial, and the prosecutor gains a conviction against the defendant, it will be their job to present a sentencing recommendation to the judge. Depending on the nature of the crime, this may also include presenting testimony of a victims or family members of the victim(s) to speak to the judge regarding the impact of the crime.
Below you will find contact information for specific North Dakota District Attorney's offices and more information on how to find a criminal defense attorney in your area.
If you have additional questions or would simply like to do your own research, click on the links below. Remember, state laws are constantly changing, and it is important to have the most updated information available to you.
- The Appeal, Writ and Habeas Corpus Petition Process
- Attorney Intake Form: Getting Arrested
- Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination
Free North Dakota Criminal Case Review
Crime in North Dakota simply doesn't pay. But if you are being charged with a criminal offense, whether misdemeanor or felony, now is the time to learn about the law and any possible defenses you may have available to you. A great first step in starting this process is to reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney for a free case review today.