Duties & Responsibilities
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney represents the people of the State of Michigan in prosecuting all misdemeanor and felony cases as well as formal civil infraction hearings and appeals to all higher courts including the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Prosecutor appears for the state or county and prosecutes or defends in all of the courts of the county, all prosecutions, suits, applications, and motions, whether civil or criminal, in which the state or county may be an interested party. The Prosecutor is also legal counsel for the County, but is seldom called upon to fulfill that role.
Other areas include all proceedings in Probate Court, juvenile delinquency as well as abuse and neglect cases on behalf of the Family Independence Agency, the Clinton County Gun Board, driver license restoration hearings on behalf of the Secretary of State, drug forfeiture cases, zoning cases, paternity cases, and mental commitment proceedings.