A District Attorney (D.A.) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case, representing the state within their respective district (typically comprised of one or more counties). In Montana, D.A.s 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.
Montana County Attorney's Role in Sentencing
In a criminal case, a judge (not a 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.
Montana Attorney General's Office
The top legal official in the state is the Montana Attorney General (or "A.G."). The A.G. represents the state in matters of litigation and also enforces laws meant to protect consumers in the state, among other duties.
Directory of Montana County Attorneys
Below are links to Montana District Attorneys (County Attorneys) by county. To learn more or to find out how to get the best possible criminal defense representation, see below.
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.
Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
Whether this is your first time being charged with a 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 the charges against you reduced or dismissed. Learn more about how an experienced Montana criminal defense attorney can protect your interests.