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 Friday, 23 February 2007 12:26