Elected public prosecutor for Lancaster County prosecutes those who are accused by the police of violating the state criminal code. In order to file a criminal case the prosecutor must believe there is sufficient evidence of the accused's guilt to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.
Advises county elected officials on legal matters, conducts the county's civil litigation, enforces child support orders, and files petitions relating to mentally ill persons. No legal advice or representation is provided to individual citizens in private legal matters.
Bad check prosecution of individuals for writing or passing insufficient funds, no account, or forged checks. Aids businesses in reducing the number of bad checks received through education. Businesses or individuals can submit checks to Diversion Services, 4435 "O" Street, Suite 96, Lincoln, NE 68510, (402) 483-4444, for criminal prosecution of the offender.
Domestic violence prosecutions of offenders of domestic abuse, and assists victims of such violence in prosecuting their cases in court. Appropriate referrals are made to social service agencies.
Juvenile Division prosecutes law violations committed by juveniles, including truancy cases. Brings abuse and neglect cases against parents before the separate Juvenile Court, and files termination of parental rights cases in appropriate situations.
Mental health commitments are initiated through the County Attorney. Mental health proceedings to involuntary commit persons alleged to be mentally ill and dangerous to themselves or others, and who have refused voluntary treatment for their mental illness.
Collects delinquent child support payments under existing divorce decrees, including contempt proceedings, garnishments, tax intercept, wage assignments, and reciprocal enforcement actions for other jurisdictions.
Establishes paternity, including blood testing, settlements, and trials, if necessary.
Obtains child support orders and modifications in appropriate situations.
Agency: Lancaster County Offices
Languages Available: English
Eligibility: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pmAreas Served: