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

    … is granted powers to investigate a possible felony crime. The grand jury body may issue summons to witnesses by subpoena. This process enables grand jurors’ ability to examine a witness under oath. The grand jury is granted powers to vote. In this process, the grand jury may determine whether it is in the people’s interest to pursue an indictment…

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

    … What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law October 26, 2016 The Truth About Double Jeopardy in Texas Under the laws of the United States and the state of Texas, a person can be charged with a criminal offense if there is a reasonable suspicion that they are guilty of breaking the law…

    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

    … is Expunction? Expunging criminal records essentially involves wiping the slate clean so that information about an arrest can no longer be found by anyone performing a background check. Other law enforcement agencies can still see the information, but potential employers and landlords cannot. Those who are granted an expunction can legally answer…

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

    … Colleen Sheehy-Church, the president of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), recently spoke at a conference sponsored by SmartStart, an ignition interlock company, requesting the use of ignition locks for vehicles of drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). MADD believes that Texas should change its DWI laws…

    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

    … When a person is convicted of a sex crime, they are assigned a sex-offender risk level. “1” is the lowest level of risk of re-offending, “2” indicates a moderate level of risk for re-offending, and “3” indicates a high level of probability that the person will re-offend, and that the person poses a risk to society as a result. For level 2 and 3…

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