Otter Tail County Attorney is an elected
official with specific obligations set forth
in Minnesota Statutes. The County Attorney
is the chief prosecutor for all adult felony
crimes in the County and also prosecutes
misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses
occurring in unincorporated areas. The County
Attorney duties include the following:
Prosecutes all levels of crime committed
assistance and support to the victims of
crime, including the seeking of restitution
for losses they have suffered.
as the legal advisor to the County Board
of Commissioners and other county officials.
the County in civil litigation.
legal actions to protect abused or neglected
children and vulnerable adults.
involuntary commitment actions to provide
necessary treatment for individuals who
are mentally ill, chemically dependent or
actions to obtain or enforce child support
obligations, to establish paternity of children
and to obtain reimbursement of public funds.
order to perform his duties, the Otter Tail
County Attorney has an experienced staff
of assistant County Attorneys, legal assistants
and secretaries; a crime victim/witness
coordinator, a collections officer and a
welfare fraud investigator. The County Attorney
and his staff are not permitted to represent
or provide legal advice to private citizens