Wisconsin District Attorneys

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Each state has prosecuting attorneys who file criminal cases on behalf of the state government, typically divided into districts. Each county in Wisconsin is represented by its own District Attorney's office. When the state decides to charge someone with a crime, the corresponding District Attorney will file charges in a document referred to as "the information," unless the case goes to a grand jury first.

The following information will help you learn about the role of Wisconsin District Attorneys and how to contact them. But remember, it's best to work with an attorney before reaching out to the D.A. for any reason.

Contacting the District Attorney's Office

In some jurisdictions the D.A.'s office will refuse to communicate with defendants and, even if they will speak to you, there are risks involved in communicating with the prosecution. The first risk is that you may overlook opportunities to defeat the charges against you without discussing the case with the D.A.

The other risk is that you may reveal facts or strategy that worsen your situation. On the other hand, communicating with the prosecution may be necessary or helpful if you're seeking reduced charges, pretrial diversion, a voluntary dismissal of the case, or a plea bargain. Make sure you meet with an attorney before making such a decision, since it can negatively impact your case.

Wisconsin Attorney General

The Wisconsin Attorney General, an elected position, heads the state's Department of Justice and represents the entire state in litigation and other legal matters.

Directory of Wisconsin County District Attorneys

Wisconsin is divided into 71 judicial circuits, each covering one county. The following links will help you get in touch with the appropriate prosecutor's office.

Adams County District Attorney

Marinette County District Attorney

Ashland County District Attorney

Marquette County District Attorney

Barron County District Attorney

Menominee County District Attorney

Bayfield County District Attorney

Milwaukee County District Attorney

Brown County District Attorney

Monroe County District Attorney

Buffalo County District Attorney

Oconto County District Attorney

Burnett County District Attorney

Oneida County District Attorney

Calumet County District Attorney

Outagamie County District Attorney

Chippewa County District Attorney

Ozaukee County District Attorney

Clark County District Attorney

Pepin County District Attorney

Columbia County District Attorney

Pierce County District Attorney

Crawford County District Attorney

Polk County District Attorney

Dane County District Attorney

Portage County District Attorney

Dodge County District Attorney

Price County District Attorney

Door County District Attorney

Racine County District Attorney

Douglas County District Attorney

Richland County District Attorney

Dunn County District Attorney

Rock County District Attorney

Eau Claire County District Attorney

Rusk County District Attorney

Florence County District Attorney

Sauk County District Attorney

Fond du Lac County District Attorney

Sawyer County District Attorney

Forest County District Attorney

Shawano County District Attorney

Grant County District Attorney

Sheboygan County District Attorney

Green County District Attorney

St. Croix County District Attorney

Green Lake County District Attorney

Taylor County District Attorney

Iowa County District Attorney

Trempealeau County District Attorney

Iron County District Attorney

Vernon County District Attorney

Jackson County District Attorney

Vilas County District Attorney

Jefferson County District Attorney

Walworth County District Attorney

Juneau County District Attorney

Washburn County District Attorney

Kenosha County District Attorney

Washington County District Attorney

Kewaunee County District Attorney

Waukesha County District Attorney

La Crosse County District Attorney

Waupaca County District Attorney

Lafayette County District Attorney

Waushara County District Attorney

Langlade County District Attorney

Winnebago County District Attorney

Manitowoc County District Attorney

Wood County District Attorney

Marathon County District Attorney

 

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.

Talk to a Lawyer Before Talking to a Wisconsin District Attorney

If you've been charged with a crime, it's almost always in your best interests to work with a a legal professional, especially if you plan on reaching out to the prosecutor for any reason. A skilled attorney will understand the law and can best represent you. Get started on your case today by speaking with an experienced Wisconsin criminal defense attorney near you.

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