Amy Rigelman, Victim Services CoordinatorBenton County Attorney's OfficeCourts FacilityP.O. Box 189Foley, MN 56329Phone: 320-968-5182
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No. Minnesota law dictates the duties of the County Attorney. The County Attorney is only authorized to prosecute criminal matters and represent the County in civil lawsuits. The County Attorney's Office cannot represent private individuals or give legal advice. For more information, contact the County Attorney at 320-968-5175.
There is no difference. The official title of prosecuting attorneys differs from state to state. In Minnesota, prosecutors of felony level offenses are called County Attorneys. In other states, such prosecutors are referred to by various titles, such as District Attorney, State's Attorney, State Prosecutor, etc. For more information, contact the County Attorney at 320-968-5175.
The Statutes of Minnesota prescribe what acts are crimes, and also determine the severity level of all offenses. The levels of severity are, from lowest to highest:
For more information, contact the County Attorney at 320-968-5175.
Prisons are maintained by the Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections and are used for the incarceration of Felony Level Offenders only. Jails are administered by counties (or in some cases, cities) and are used to house misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor level offenders, as well as those felony level offenders that are being held prior to trial or are serving probationary jail sentences. For more information, contact the County Attorney at 320-968-5175.