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Did You Know?

  • The Linn County Attorney's Office is on schedule to file over 800 Felony and 4000 Indictable cases in fiscal 2013-2014
  • There are 20 Assistant County Attorneys, 14 Support Staff, 2 Victim Witness Corrdinators and 1 Investigator in the Attorney's Office
The Linn County attorney is a constitutionally elected official. On July 1, 2010, Assistant Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden was sworn in to serve as county attorney. This vacancy was created when Linn County Attorney Harold Denton retired June 30 after serving in office since 2002. Vander Sanden ran unopposed for the office in the November 2010 election and was sworn in to serve as county attorney in January 2011. 

The county attorney is charged with the prosecution of criminal violations as defined by the Code of Iowa. The County Attorney's Office is comprised of 20 assistant Linn County attorneys and 15 support staff personnel and is divided into three divisions:
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Juvenile
  1. Linn County Attorney’s Office Completes Investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting on July 30

    The investigation concludes use of force justified and criminal charges against the officers are not warranted. Read on...
  2. Linn County Jury Convicts Man Who Robbed and Beat Older Couple in Coggon in January on all Counts

    On July 20, 2022, after a week-long trial, a Linn County jury convicted Brandon William Lee, 33, of Cedar Rapids, on two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two Counts of Willful Injury, Theft in the First Degree, and Impersonating a Public Official. Read on...
  3. Linn County Employee Recognized for Helping to Close Loophole in Criminal Justice System

    Advocacy efforts result in new law. Read on...
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