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Criminal Case Charging Duty


​Under Michigan Law, it is the duty of the Prosecuting Attorney to decide “if” someone will be charged with a crime and the precise nature of that criminal prosecution. Police agencies submit their investigative reports to the Prosecuting Attorney to determine if a factual and legal basis exists to initiate prosecution. This office reviews an average of 250 warrant requests per month. As can be noted from the statistics above, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney has a great responsibility to properly review reports and properly charge criminals. Each investigative report, if it results in a charged crime, could result in a jury trial in District Court, Circuit Court, or Family Court/Probate Court; and a jury trial could cost Allegan County between $300.00-$800.00 per day of trial




Created at 3/4/2015 2:57 PM by Webmaster
Last modified at 3/4/2015 2:57 PM by Webmaster