Have you received my police report yet?
Contact the District Attorney’s office at
541-682-4261 and provide your police report number to the receptionist.
Can I report a crime to the DA's office?
No. Crimes are referred to our office by police
agencies or other law enforcement agencies within our jurisdiction. If you have
a crime to report, please call the police agency with jurisdiction of the
address where your crime occurred.
Who is my attorney?
Contact Pre-trial services with the Lane County
Circuit Court at 541-682-4212.
I need some legal advice or an attorney to represent me. Can the DA provide any help?
No. The DA is the public prosecutor for
Lane County and does not provide legal advice or representation for
individuals, nor do we make recommendations about private attorneys. For advice
or representation, you should contact your own attorney or Lane County Legal
Aid and Advocacy Center at 541-485-1017. If you have criminal charges pending,
the court will determine at your initial appearance whether or not you qualify
for a court appointed attorney.
Can I get a copy of my police report?
Police reports are confidential until the
defendant has made the initial appearance on pending charges. Police reports
are then available to defense counsel or defendant if defendant is representing
I am the victim of a crime and I want to drop the charges. Can I do this?
The decision to drop charges that have been
filed can only be made by a prosecutor with the approval of a judge. Prior to
the case being filed, the case is reviewed by a prosecutor and possibly the
Grand Jury to determine if there is sufficient probable cause to go forward
with the case. The victim’s wishes alone do not dictate whether or not a case
will be filed or dismissed.
I am the victim of a crime. Will the DA’s office pay for my medical expenses, lost wages or property damage?
Please contact our Victim Services Program at
541-682-4523 to document restitution in a criminal case or receive information
on financial resources that are available.
I am a defendant in a pending criminal matter. Can I call and speak with the District Attorney or the assigned Deputy District Attorney directly?
No. Please contact your attorney. The District
Attorney cannot speak to defendants who are represented by counsel, nor can we
provide legal advice to the public. If you are representing yourself, you can
let the judge know at your next court appearance that you would like to speak
to the prosecutor.