The Office of the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions, resulting from crimes committed within Jefferson, Indiana.
In addition, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney conducts criminal investigations, convenes and supervises Grand Jury proceedings, enforces child support orders entered in divorce and paternity cases, prosecutes traffic and other infraction violations of state law, conducts juvenile adjudications and prosecutions, and provides information and assistance to the victims of crime.
The Office of the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney is established by the Indiana Constitution at Article VII, § 16, which prescribes a term of four (4) years with no term limitations. The territorial jurisdiction of the Office is the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Jefferson County. The Prosecuting Attorney must be a resident of Jefferson County, and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana.