Prosecuting Attorney

Prosecutor's Duties

The state legislature has created over 250 duties for the prosecutor, including the following:

  • Chief law enforcement official in the county
  • Reviews, authorizes, and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan and county ordinances committed in the county
  • Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes felony and misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
  • Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes child protective proceedings in the Family Court where there are allegations of child neglect and/or abuse, including termination of parental rights
  • Represents the "People of the State of Michigan" in criminal matters in the District, Circuit and Family Courts as well as appeals of cases to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
  • Prosecutes contempt proceedings when there has been a violation of a Personal Protection Order (PPO)
  • Participates on behalf of the petitioner in mental health commitment hearings
  • Provides assistance and input to the victims of serious criminal offenses
  • Represents and gives advice to the county board of commissioners and other county departments on legal matters
  • Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes civil actions to obtain financial support for children