Michigan District Attorneys

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A district attorney (D.A.) is the official who prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the government. The prosecutor decides whether to file charges against you, which charges should be filed, and what kind of punishment they're seeking. Communicating with a district attorney may be necessary in order to negotiate a plea deal, ask for reduced charges, or ask that the charges against you be dismissed altogether.

However, you should be aware that in some jurisdictions the district attorney will refuse to speak to a defendant in order to avoid potential legal and ethical issues that could arise in those circumstances. It's also worth considering that, even if they will speak to you, there are significant risks that can arise and either weaken your defense or worsen the charges you face. Retaining an attorney to communicate on your behalf removes a lot of the risk, while also maximizing the potential benefits of communicating with the prosecution.

Michigan Attorney General

The Michigan Attorney General is responsible for keeping the public safe from criminals, helping crime victims, protecting consumers, and preserving the state's natural resources. Basically, the department of the attorney general is the state's top lawyer and law enforcement official.

Directory of Michigan District Attorneys

Some states call district attorneys by different names. In Michigan, for example, district attorneys are called "prosecuting attorneys." In the table below, you can find links to Michigan prosecuting attorneys by county.

Alcona County

Lake County

Alger County

Lapeer County

Allegan County

Leelanau County

Alpena County

Lenawee County

Antrim County

Livingston County

Arenac County

Luce County

Baraga County

Mackinac County

Barry County

Macomb County

Bay County

Manistee County

Benzie County

Marquette County

Berrien County

Mason County

Branch County

Mecosta County

Calhoun County

Menominee County

Cass County

Midland County

Charlevoix County

Missaukee County

Cheboygan County

Monroe County

Chippewa County

Montcalm County

Clare County

Montmorency County

Clinton County

Muskegon County

Crawford County

Newaygo County

Delta County

Oakland County

Dickinson County

Oceana County

Eaton County

Ogemaw County

Emmet County

Ontonagon County

Genesee County

Osceola County

Gladwin County

Oscoda County

Gogebic County

Otsego County

Grand Traverse County

Ottawa County

Gratiot County

Presque Isle County

Hillsdale County

Roscommon County

Houghton County

Saginaw County

Huron County

St. Clair County

Ingham County

St. Joseph County

Ionia County

Sanilac County

Iosco County

Schoolcraft County

Iron County

Shiawassee County

Isabella County

Tuscola County

Jackson County

Van Buren County

Kalkaska County

Washtenaw County

Kalamazoo County

Wayne County

Kent County

Wexford County

Keweenaw County

 

Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Get Legal Help Before Talking to a Michigan District Attorney

However you proceed, it would be wise to discuss your case with someone friendly before sitting down at the negotiating table with the people trying to put you in jail. If you still decide to represent yourself, a defense attorney's observations will still help inform your decisions. Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney to discuss your case's merits at the earliest opportunity.

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