The prosecutorial official who files formal criminal charges against suspects at the state level is the District Attorney ("D.A."). Depending on the state, each D.A.s office covers one or more counties. When the D.A. files the "information" (or when a grand jury decides to indict), the criminal case official begins. In Utah, the D.A.s are referred to as County Attorneys.
There may be times when it makes sense to communicate with the County Attorney, such as negotiating a plea bargain, but it's important to work with legal counsel. For one, an attorney will know how to correspond in a way that doesn't expose your legal defense strategy. It's important to remember that the prosecutor (County Attorney) is trying to get a conviction against you, so they won't hesitate to use anything you say or reveal against you.
Learn more about the role of Utah County Attorneys, the Utah Attorney General, and more in the sections below.
Utah Attorney General's Office
The Utah Attorney General (A.G.) is the top prosecutorial and law enforcement official in the state, representing the state as a whole in matters of litigation (whereas County Attorneys file criminal charges within their respective district). The A.G. also files lawsuits on behalf of Utah residents for consumer violations and other matters.
There are several departments that operate under the authority of the Utah Attorney General's office, including the following:
Directory of Utah County Attorneys
Utah is divided into 25 judicial districts, each corresponding to a county and headed by a County Attorney. To learn about your local district or to contact the County Attorney (or City 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 Utah Criminal Matter
If you've been charged with a criminal offense in Utah, you'll want to get prepared for your case and weigh your options. You may even want to negotiate a plea deal with the Utah County Attorney, but that's best done with the advice and counsel of an experienced legal professional. Reach out to a local Utah criminal defense attorney today to discuss your case and get some peace of mind.