Full-Time Attorney IV, III, II & I – Criminal
Under policies and procedures established by the Utah County Attorney, prosecutes criminal offenses for the State of Utah and Utah County and provides legal counsel and advice on matters of civil law to various County departments. Individual case assignments are distributed among Attorneys I – II – III – IV according to case complexity.
Prosecutes criminal offenses in the District, Circuit, and Justice Court systems and argues misdemeanor appeals before the appellate courts.
Represents the State at hearings, arraignments, entry of plea, orders to show cause, waiver hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, trials, misdemeanor appeals, and court calendars and fills in for other attorneys as needed.
Reviews files, screens police reports, investigates crime scenes, and interviews law enforcement officers, victims, and witnesses.
Evaluates cases under investigation by police agencies regarding the existence, nature, and degree of offences.
Consults with staff attorneys and police officers regarding the charging of offenses and authorizes the issuance of criminal charges.
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and prepares cases for presentation in court.
Performs legal research and prepares written pleadings and memoranda for each case.
Negotiates case resolution with defendants and with defense counsel.
Assists, advises, and trains law enforcement agencies on preliminary matters and the development of investigations for charging purposes.
Prepares administrative and investigative subpoenas.
Reviews requests for search warrants, wire taps, arrest warrants, and subpoenas and approves requests for extraditions.
Performs mandatory on-call duties on a rotating basis as assigned and travels between locations as required.
Meets with law enforcement officers, government agencies, the public, and other office staffs and attends required meetings and seminars.
Maintains knowledge and skill levels in current case decisions and legislation.
Performs civil attorney duties as assigned.