Manistee County Administration, Manistee, Michigan
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Prosecuting Attorney E-mail

Jason Haag - Prosecuting Attorney

Jonathon Hauswirth - Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Jordan Miller - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney


(231) 723-7518


The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for the County, including:

  • Act as chief law enforcement official in the County
  • Review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan and County ordinances committed inside the County
  • Authorize and prosecute felony and misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
  • Represent the County in criminal matters before the District and Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Family Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Advise the Family Independence Agency on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights.
  • Preside at a monthly Concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she opts off for the remainder of their term. In that case the County Board appoints a certified firearms inspector to replace the Prosecuting Attorney.
  • File and prosecute actions to establish paternity
  • File actions to establish family support orders
  • Represent and advise the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters.
Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2019 14:05