District Attorney

The district attorney (DA), in many jurisdictions in the United States, represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses. The district attorney - an elected or appointed official - is the highest officeholder in the legal department of the jurisdiction – generally the county in the U.S. – and supervises a staff of assistant (ADA) or deputy district attorneys. Depending on the system in place, district attorneys may be appointed by the chief executive of the region or elected by the voters of the jurisdiction.
Posts about District Attorney
  • Endorsement – Craig Stedman for Superior Court Judge

    … Today, I am formally announcing my endorsement of Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. While some may be surprised with my endorsement of District Attorney Stedman – as I have been critical of him in relation to two specific matters – candidate Stedman provided me the unique opportunity to speak…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … allowed to contest. If you’re indicted for a criminal offense, you aren’t entitled under the Constitution to argue the grand jury’s probable cause finding. In Kaley v. United States, a defendant challenged the legality of a pretrial order to freeze assets by challenging the grand jury’s True Bill result. The Supreme Court determined…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me?

    …, if not for the robbery itself. In some cases, a defendant may be charged, tried and convicted for related or unrelated crimes that occurred alongside a primary charge in a double jeopardy case. Devon gets into a physical fight with Alan. Alan presses charges and the case goes to trial but then Alan refuses to testify. Devon is acquitted due to a lack…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Divorce Can Lead to Tax Audit and More

    … the activity to the IRS. No release can effectively stop someone from reporting a crime. If the matter goes to trial and the judge discovers the fraud, the court almost always makes a referral to the IRS or if a state tax, to the local district attorney. Obviously the best advice is to always properly report and pay taxes. If you find yourself…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • What to Expect at an Expuction Hearing

    …. Even if no written objections are filed, district attorneys may still raise an objection orally during the hearing. It is not required for prosecutors to provide prior notification that they plan to do so. Those filing within the city of Houston may find out whether a prosecutor plans to oppose the motion by calling the Harris County District…

    Law Office of James Alston- 37 readers -
  • MADD Lobbies for Ignition Interlock Company

    … ignition. To drive the vehicle, the driver must blow into the device. If alcohol is not detected, the ignition will start. If the device determines the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is detectable, however, the ignition will not start. While operating the vehicle, the driver may need to submit more breath samples at random intervals…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 72 readers -
  • No Refusal DWI Enforcement During Mardi Gras

    … and the ruling handed down in Missouri v. McNeely. Actually until very late in 2014 I still had several cases on appeal where the Galveston County District Attorney’s office was fighting for illegally obtained blood. Ridiculous. I blame it all on Jack Roady, the elected District Attorney. Remember the saying, if you want to kill an evil snake you have to cut…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 34 readers -
  • Sex Offender Risk Levels – Petitioning for a Reduction

    … a registered sex offender or the district attorney wishes to file a petition to modify an offender’s risk level. If you are seeking to file a petition to reduce your risk level, I can assist you. I understand that not everybody who is a convicted sex offender is is a violent rapist or child pornographer. There are countless cases of 20-year-olds who have…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 6 readers -
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