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Section 309.08 of the Revised Code provides the prosecuting attorney may inquire into the commission of crimes within the county. Working in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, the primary responsibilities of a County Prosecutor are to seek justice in the prosecution of adult felony cases and to insure justice for crime victims throughout all stages of the judicial process. A team of Assistant Prosecutors, Administrative Staff, and a Secret Service Officer are dedicated to upholding the law and protecting the citizens of Marion County. The Criminal Division prosecutes hundreds of serious cases every year involving all levels of felonies and crimes of violence including murders and aggravated murders.

The Constitutions of Ohio and the United States require that the results of investigations conducted by law enforcement agencies involving felony offenses must be submitted for review to the Prosecuting Attorney to determine if a criminal suspect’s case will be presented to a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury hears evidence to deliberate and vote whether an indictment should be returned.

Adult felony cases are prosecuted in the two courtrooms of the Marion County Court of Common Pleas General Division, 100 N. Main Street, Marion. Once a Defendant has been indicted, the status of the case can be viewed on the Marion County Clerk of Court’s website. Misdemeanor cases are handled primarily by the Marion Law Director’s Office. For details visit Marion Municipal Court.

Please understand that if you are represented by counsel for a criminal case we are NOT allowed to speak to you without your legal representation.