FAQs & Disclaimers

  1. How do get a criminal charge issued? Can I report a crime directly to the Prosecutor's office?
  2. I am the victim. Can I drop the charge?
  3. Can I issue counter-charges against someone?
  4. How do I get my property back?
  5. How do I get a copy of a police report? Is it free?
  6. Where do I get court forms?
  7. How do I get a copy of a person's criminal record? Is it free?
  8. Can you tell me if a charge has been issued yet? Can you tell me if an arrest warrant exists?
  9. Can you tell me a defendant's next court date?
  10. I was the victim of a violent crime. Will the Prosecuting Attorney pay for my hospital bill and my lost wages, help me collect for pain and suffering, etc?
  11. The defendant is not paying court-ordered restitution. Who can help me?
  12. I was cheated by a contractor, shopkeeper or someone else who provides labor or services. Can the Prosecuting Attorney help me?
  13. I want to work in your office. Do you have job openings? What is the pay scale?
  14. How can I become an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney?
  15. I have been subpoenaed to appear as a witness in a criminal case. Can I get witness fees? What if I can't attend on the date stated in the subpoena?
  16. Is your job risky or dangerous?
  17. I want a divorce. I also need help getting child support. Can the Prosecutor's office help me?
  18. I want a restraining order to keep someone away from me. Will the Prosecuting Attorney do this for me?
  19. Can I talk to Mr. Lloyd? I think he's the person who is working on my case since his name appears on my court documents.
  20. How do I get a court-appointed attorney?
  21. I am a defendant and I don't like the attorney who is representing me. Can I talk to Mr. Lloyd or one of the Assistant Prosecutors about my case?
  22. Why are some cases plea bargained?
  23. Where is Eaton County?
  24. What if I have a question which is not answered in your FAQs?
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