The County Attorney is the chief prosecutor for the County; seven full-time Assistant County Attorneys aid in carrying out the duties of the office.
Felony crimes in Mille Lacs County, and gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor crimes occurring outside city limits, are prosecuted by the Mille Lacs County Attorney’s Office. Prosecution involves:
- Reviewing and coordinating with law enforcement investigations
- Filing criminal complaints
- Representing the State in court hearings and trials
- Making sentencing recommendations
The County Attorney is the legal advisor for the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners, County officials, and County departments, providing legal advice on matters ranging from property tax valuation challenges to property forfeitures. The Mille Lacs County Attorney’s Office also provides legal advocacy for the County for following types of cases:
All criminal cases involving juvenile offenders are reviewed and prosecuted by the Mille Lacs County Attorney’s Office.
The Mille Lacs County Attorney’s Office has a full-time Victim Witness Coordinator who provides information, assistance, and support to crime victims and witnesses throughout the County, in addition to working as a liaison between victims and attorneys.