Prosecuting Attorney

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
  • 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