District Attorney

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SUSAN V. HAPP

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (920)674-7220
FAX: (920)674-7127
Address:
Jefferson County Courthouse
311 S Center Avenue, Room 225
Jefferson, WI 53549

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of all offenses assigned responsibility to the District Attorney by state statute. The District Attorney and the Assistant District Attorneys are available to law enforcement officers throughout the county 24 hours a day to provide advice on legal issues and pending investigations.

The various provisions and types and kinds of offenses and enforcement are numerous.  In general, the District Attorney has the authority to prosecute all state crimes that occur within the county, DNR violations, wage claims, open record and open meetings complaints, election complaints, as well as traffic and county ordinance offenses issued by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The District Attorney also represents the public in juvenile delinquent and children in need of protection and services matters.  The District Attorney is a quasi-judical officer who has the responsibility to seek justice and not simply convictions.  It is the District Attorney's Office that ultimately determines whether criminal charges should be filed  and what charges are appropriate.  The District Attorney is a state employee who is locally elected to serve the citizens of Jefferson County. The office of the District Attorney is designed and dedicated to assist the District Attorney in ensuring that those responsibilities are met.

 

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