The responsibilities of the Prosecuting Attorney are set out in the Idaho Code and usually include the following:
1. To prosecute or defend all actions, applications or motions, civil or criminal, in the district court of his or her county in which the People, the State, or the County are interested or are a party.
2. To prosecute all felony criminal actions, irrespective of whom the arresting officer is; to prosecute all misdemeanor or infraction actions for violation of all state laws or county ordinances when the arresting or charging officer is a state or county employee; to conduct preliminary criminal examinations which may be had before magistrates; to prosecute or defend all civil actions in which the county or state is interested; and when a written contract to do so exists between the Prosecuting Attorney and a city, to prosecute violations for state misdemeanors and infractions and violations of county or city ordinances committed within the municipal limits of that city when the arresting or charging officer is a city employee.
3. To give advice to the Board of County Commissioners, and other public officers of the county, when requested in all public matters arising in the conduct of the public business entrusted to the care of such officers.
4. To examine witnesses, before the grand jury, when requested to do so; to draw bills of indictments, information and accusations; to issue subpoenas and other process requiring the attendance of witnesses.
5. To perform all other duties required of him by law.
WHO OUR OFFICE REPRESENTS:
The people of the State of Idaho
The people of Adams County
A SAMPLE OF TASKS THAT OUR OFFICE MAY BE PERFORMING ON ANY GIVEN DAY:
Preparing a Felony Complaint; making recommendations to the Magistrate in a Juvenile case; researching and drafting legal advice letters for elected officials and department heads; negotiating contract terms; preparing real estate documents; meeting with the Board of Adams County Commissioners; prosecuting a case involving the violation of fishing, hunting, or trapping laws; meeting with a Sheriff’s Office deputy regarding a search warrant.