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). The office of the D.A. (or prosecutor) where a crime is alleged to have occurred will decide whether to file criminal charges. Sometimes charges are filed after a grand jury is convened in order to examine the evidence; other times, charges are levied through the "information" filed by the prosecutor.
Contacting a district attorney can be a dangerous proposition. On the one hand, it may be necessary in order to secure a favorable plea agreement or to convince them that charges should be reduced or dropped altogether. On the other hand, the prosecutor is your opponent and communications with the prosecution must be carefully considered to avoid revealing your defense strategy or making admissions that could worsen your situation.
In Ohio, District Attorneys are simply referred to as prosecuting attorneys. The following directory will help you get in touch with your local prosecutor.
Ohio Attorney General
State attorneys general represent their respective state in litigation and also serve residents by enforcing consumer protection and other laws. The Ohio Attorney General is an elected position.
Directory of Ohio District Attorneys
Below are helpful links to Ohio prosecuting attorneys by county and city.
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 Advice Before Talking to an Ohio District Attorney
If you're being prosecuted it may be wise to consult an attorney before you speak to the prosecutor. An attorney can help ensure that your communications don't result in an inadvertent admission or another error that can negatively impact your case. Contact a local criminal defense attorney today to discuss how to best handle your interactions with the prosecution and other critical aspects of your defense.