Victim / Witness Program

The Victim/Witness Program is available to answer questions about the general process or the particular criminal case in which you are involved.

Duties of the County Attorney

The county attorney's office prosecutes violations of state law and provides legal advice and representation for the county.

The County Attorney DOES:

  • Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
  • Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Represent and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
  • Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
  • Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.

The Cerro Gordo County Attorney is a full time County Attorney and DOES NOT:

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
  • File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
  • Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.

For Questions about jury duty, paying fines, or traffic violations please contact the Clerk of Court at (641) 424-6431.