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The County Attorney's Office encourages participation from victims, but the County Attorney's Office represents the State of Iowa, not the victim. At the beginning of the case, our office will mail you paperwork in which we ask you to register with our office. If you choose not to fill out the registration form and return it, you may not get the notifications.
At any time, whether you choose to register or not, you may contact the County Attorney's Office to speak with the attorney or staff to get information about your case.
Once a criminal complaint is filed, the State of Iowa is the prosecutor and has sole discretion on how to proceed. Therefore, just because you may want to drop the charges, it does not automatically happen. You will need to contact the County Attorney's Office to schedule an appointment with the attorney that is assigned to the criminal case to discuss potential outcomes of the case.
You will need to speak with the Clerk's Office, call 641-792-3255, about any questions or concerns you have about jury duty.
The County Attorney’s Office does not handle custody cases or child support recovery. However, if you have issues with child support, you can visit the child support recovery website.
You should contact your attorney or the Clerk’s Office at 641-792-3255.
If you have a pending criminal case that qualifies for a court-appointed attorney, you will have to fill out a financial affidavit and it will have to be approved by a judge. To do this, please visit the Clerk's Office in the Courthouse.
A subpoena is a court order requiring a person or business to either appear at a specific time and place or to provide certain documentation. Because it is a court order it is important to comply with the subpoena.
If you received a subpoena for a criminal case and have questions, you may contact the County Attorney’s Office.
If there's a domestic relationship, please visit the first-floor Clerk's Office at the Courthouse.
If criminal charges have been filed, please contact the County Attorney's Office.
If it is a domestic protective order, you will need to go to the Clerk's Office at the Courthouse. If it is a no contact order in a criminal case, you will need to write a letter outlining your request to deliver it to the Clerk of Court’s Office.
Contact the police department or sheriff’s department to file a report.
The Clerk's Office at the Jasper County Courthouse or Iowa Courts Online.