A District Attorney (D.A.) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case (i.e., the official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses). States often use different terminology, however, and Missouri District Attorneys are referred to as prosecuting attorneys. In order formally charge a suspect, the prosecuting attorney files the "information." Sometimes, depending on the nature of the case, the prosecutor will call for a grand jury investigation.
Depending on the nature of your case and the charges against you, you may sometimes want to speak with the prosecuting attorney in your jurisdiction. The following information will help you understand the role of a prosecutor and how to get in touch with them (it's advised not to do this on your own, but rather with the advice and assistance of legal counsel).
Missouri Attorney General
The Attorney General of Missouri, an elected position, represents the state as a whole in matters of litigation and also enforces laws that affect state residents, such as consumer protection laws.
Directory of Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys
There are 115 elected prosecutors in Missouri, corresponding with each county and including the City of St. Louis (a separate jurisdiction from St. Louis County). The following links provide more details and contact information for the prosecuting attorney in your 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.
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