The office of the Butler County Prosecuting Attorney serves many functions within the framework of county government. The Prosecutor and his staff are responsible for the prosecution of all felony cases. This includes advising law enforcement officers about legal questions which may arise during investigations, assisting in the procurement of search and arrest warrants, and presentation of the cases at preliminary hearings, grand jury, and at trial. In Juvenile Court, our office prosecutes juveniles charged with being delinquent and unruly. We also represent Butler County Children Services in cases involving abused, neglected, and dependent children. Should there be appeals to any of these cases, the Prosecutor's Office presents the cases to the 12th District Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio, and, if necessary, to the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to criminal and appellate work, the Office serves as counsel for all Butler County government offices and agencies, townships, and school districts. It is the responsibility of the Prosecutor's Office to provide legal opinions, prepare legal documents, review contracts, initiate law suits on behalf of the governmental entities, and defend them in courts and before administrative agencies.