Montana District Attorneys

Montana 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). In Montana, DAs are known as "County Attorneys." The main County Attorney in each jurisdiction is an elected official who represents the People of the State of Montana against persons or entities alleged to have committed criminal offenses.

Deputy County Attorneys work for the elected County Attorney and are responsible for the prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor crimes occurring within their county.

County Attorney's Role in Sentencing

In a criminal case, a judge, not the jury, renders a sentence against a criminal defendant upon conviction or entering a plea. The County Attorney's role in this process is to present the judge with information, including victim testimony, to help persuade the judge to pass down a specific sentence. The judge will consider the information in a pre-sentence report prepared by the probation department, any additional evidence offered by the County Attorney or criminal defense lawyer, comments by the crime victim's family, and other relevant information. 

Below are links to Montana District Attorneys (County Attorneys) by county. To learn more or find out how to get the best possible criminal defense representation, see below. 

Montana Attorney General

Additional Resources

If the Montana DA has charged you or a loved one with a crime and you have additional legal questions or simply want to do your own research, click on the useful links below. Remember, criminal laws are subject to change, so it is always important to stay updated on the law.

Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether this is your first time being charged with your crime or you've been through the Montana criminal justice system before, you should always have the best possible defense available to you. Knowing your rights is key to possibly getting your case reduced or dismissed. Learn more about how an experienced Montana criminal defense attorney can protect your interests.

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