Criminal Division

Statue of Lady JusticeThe Criminal Division is responsible for the prosecution or adjudication of crimes that occur in Utah 百丽宫appapp. The Criminal Division consists of the Chief Deputy and five trial teams. The Chief Deputy oversees the operations and personnel of the Criminal Division and reports to the 百丽宫appapp 百丽宫app. Trial teams prosecute criminal cases in the Utah 百丽宫appapp Justice Court, in the district and appellate courts, and prosecute criminal or delinquency matters in the juvenile courts. Trial teams also act as liaisons and provide advice on criminal matters to Utah 百丽宫appapp law enforcement agencies. A trial team consists of a Supervising 百丽宫app (the Chief Deputy also manages one trial team), prosecutors, legal assistants and may include a paralegal and victim/witness coordinator(s). Supervising 百丽宫apps oversee the operations and personnel of a trial team and report to the Chief Deputy.

Statutorily, the 百丽宫appapp 百丽宫app derives his prosecution authority as follows :

  • Prosecute on behalf of the state all public offenses committed within the county, except for prosecutions undertaken by city attorneys. UCA 17-18-1

  • Prosecute for the state in the juvenile court of the county in any proceeding involving delinquency. UCA 17-18-1

  • Prosecute before the court any person charged with abuse, neglect, or contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a juvenile. UCA 17-18-1

  • Call attention to any defect in the operation of the laws and suggest amendments to correct the defect. UCA 17-18-1

Stated differently, the Criminal Division has the following duties:

  • Prosecute all felony level crimes that occur in Utah 百丽宫appapp

  • Prosecute all misdemeanor crimes that occur within Utah 百丽宫appapp but outside the boundaries of any incorporated city

  • Prosecute all juvenile crimes that occur in Utah 百丽宫appapp, except minor traffic offenses

  • Provide victim assistance services for cases prosecuted by our office

  • Advise and assist all Utah 百丽宫appapp police agencies in their criminal investigations



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