District Attorney FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


District Attorney FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
If I get a subpoena do I have to go to court?
A:

Yes, you must go to court. If you fail to do so, the judge may impose a fine or a jail sentence. Be sure to bring your subpoena with you to court.

Q:
What are the steps of a Criminal Case?
A:

First there is a crime followed by a police investigation. See chart

Q:
What is a Public Record?
A:

All documents, papers, letters, books, maps, photographs, sound or video recordings, microfilm, magnetic tape, electronic media, or other information recording media, regardless of physical form or characteristic and regardless of whether public access to it is open or restricted under the laws of the state, created or received by the county or any of its officers or employees pursuant to law or in the transaction of public business are records.

Q:
How Long Does the County Keep Records?
A:

Each record is regulated and has its own disposition/retention schedule, which indicates the minimum length of time the record must be kept. A record’s retention period is based on its administrative, fiscal, legal or historical value.