A District Attorney (or "D.A.") is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case, typically representing one or more counties comprising their judicial district. Oregon's judicial districts are divided along county lines. When the D.A. decides the state has a strong enough case to proceed, they'll file charges against the defendant. In some cases, the matter may be referred to a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict the defendant.
It's a good idea to learn the role of the D.A. and, if warranted, how to get in touch with their office. You'll want to work with the advice and counsel of a criminal defense attorney, but you may have the opportunity to negotiate a plea bargain. Communicating with the D.A.'s office is not without its risks, however, as they may try to figure out your defense strategy or get you to reveal more than you should.
Learn about the role of Oregon's A.G., D.A.s, and how to get a hold of them in the following sections.
Oregon Attorney General's Office
The Oregon Attorney General ("A.G.") heads the state's Department of Justice and is the highest-ranking prosecutor and law enforcement officer in the state. While the D.A.s prosecute state crimes within their respective districts, the A.G. represents Oregon in matters of litigation and also enforces a wide variety of laws meant to protect state residents.
Directory of Oregon District Attorneys by County
Each of Oregon's 36 counties comprises a judicial district. If you would like to learn more about your local district or need to contact the District Attorney, click on the corresponding link 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.
Get Professional Legal Help With Your Oregon Criminal Charges
Criminal convictions can have serious repercussions, from fines and community service to the loss of professional licenses and even prison. The Oregon District Attorney prosecuting your case will do everything in their power to get a conviction. If you've been charged with a crime in Oregon, you'll want expert legal counsel in your corner as well. Get started today and contact an experienced Oregon criminal defense attorney near you.