The Linn County attorney is a constitutionally elected official. The County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer of the county. 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 19 support staff personnel and is divided into three divisions Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile.
Duties of the County Attorney
The County Attorney's Office Does Not:
- Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
- File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
- Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.
Public Defenders Office
Clerk of Court
Linn County Advocate
Linn County Jail
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