I just wanted to put this in here to let everyone know what I can do as DA and some of what I was hoping for as story line goes, so first I just want to put what a DA does...
The District Attorney's Office assists police departments in criminal investigations, and prosecutes criminal charges for the Commonwealth against those who are accused of breaking the law. Upon receipt of a reported crime the District Attorney reviews the facts and evidence and decides whether or not to approve the charges and proceed with prosecution.
Does the District Attorney's Office control local police?
Local police work for their own municipalities. The District Attorney's Office, however, has legal responsibility and authority to advise police on investigative matters and charging decisions. The District Attorney executes his responsibilities in cooperation and coordination with local governments and law enforcement agencies.
Who does the District Attorney's Office work for?
The Dead End District Attorney's Office is responsible to, and works for, the people of Dead End. It represents the Commonwealth, and therefore the People, in all criminal cases.
As a victim, how can I drop charges?
Once filed an individual victim cannot drop the charges. Once a defendant is charged by the Commonwealth, only the District Attorney or a judge may dismiss the charge. If the original complaining party or the key witness in a case recants, the District Attorney may choose to end the prosecution. While a victim's desires are always important, depending on the evidence, the public's interest in prosecuting a defendant takes precedent over the desires of the victim.
(ooc) I've been working with a lot of the lawyers in the office trying to get them going in the right direction also, we want to see some of these cases get into a court setting. it's taking a lot of work to do with so many people having a lot of other jobs and their own story lines and thats great also, but it just takes longer to get to the court story lines, I've also ran into a few that thought the courts just up and disappeared since the building was gone so no ones been asking for lawyers , so I've been pestering Shade a lot to make sure her police let people do their one call for this, and giving out cards to everyone I meet. all I was striving to do with being DA was to add a little storyline to everyone that I come across, I am open to all ideas and help if anyone wishes to talk to me in world either ic or ooc.
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