There are two sides to every criminal case: the prosecution and the defense. In essence, the prosecutor is representing "the people," or society as a whole, and is responsible for getting justice for the victim of a crime and ensuring that the defendant is punished for the crime they've committed. The prosecutor can accomplish their goals by going to trial or by negotiating a plea deal with the defendant.
While some states call prosecutors "district attorneys," other states vary in what they're called. For example, in Vermont, district attorneys are called "state's attorneys." States also determine how to divide the territory for which each district attorney is responsible. In Vermont, each state's attorney is responsible for a particular county.
Vermont Attorney General
The Office of the Vermont Attorney General is elected every two years in the same way as other state elected officials. The Attorney General is responsible for representing the state in all criminal and civil matters. The Attorney General has the following duties as well:
It's also the Attorney General's responsibility to represent the state when it's a party to a criminal or civil case. Finally, the Attorney General has the duty to advise state officers when they have legal questions about their official duties.
Directory of Vermont District Attorneys
Below you can find links to each county's state's attorney in Vermont.
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.
Vermont District Attorneys: Additional Resources
If you have additional questions about the criminal justice process, or would like to conduct your own research, click on the links below. Keep in mind, state laws are constantly changing and it is important to stay up-to-date on the criminal laws in your jurisdiction.
Questions About Vermont District Attorneys? Talk to a Criminal Defense Attorney
Whether a Vermont district attorney charged you with misdemeanor or a felony, it's important to understand the the law and the facts against you. This is especially true before accepting a plea deal or entering a guilty plea. So, before making a decision that can impact you for the rest of your life, it's best to discuss your case with a local criminal defense attorney.