The Criminal Division is responsible for the prosecution of adults who commit serious crimes in Lorain County. It is the responsibility of the Criminal Division to prosecute all felony cases on behalf of the State of Ohio. This division works closely with law enforcement agencies throughout Lorain County.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division are present for all phases of the litigation from arraignment through sentencing. The Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division are also responsible for grand jury proceedings, forfeitures, extraditions, search warrants and appeals. Criminal Division attorneys interact with hundreds of witnesses, victims and law enforcement officers and continually seek to protect the interests of the community and secure justice for the citizens of Lorain County.
The Lorain County Prosecutor's office is also heavily involved in crime prevention, collaborating with various organizations throughout Lorain County.