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Wisconsin District Attorneys

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). However, it is important to remember that the DA's job is to get convictions. In some jurisdictions the DA's office will refuse to communicate with defendants and, even if they will speak to you, there are risks involved in communicating with the prosecution.

The first risk is that you may overlook opportunites to defeat the charges against you without discussing the case with the DA. The other risk is that you may reveal facts or strategy that worsen your situation.

On the other hand, communicating with the prosecution may be necessary or helpful if you are seeking reduced charges, pretrial diversion, a voluntary dismissal of the case, or a plea bargain.

Below are links to some DAs by county. To suggest a resource for this page, please e-mail us.

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