Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the Lancaster County Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of all felony crimes, all domestic violence crimes, and many misdemeanor crimes that occur within Lancaster County.  The Deputy County Attorneys of the Criminal Division make determinations on the filing of complaints based upon review of reports generated by the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol, and all of the other state and local law enforcement agencies in Lancaster County.  

The attorneys in the Criminal Division practice before seven County Courts, eight District Courts, and occasionally before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Nebraska Supreme Court. Our criminal attorneys routinely manage hundreds of open cases at a time requiring different levels of legal skill, knowledge, and experience.  The attorneys receive specific assignments within the Criminal Division where they develop expertise in prosecuting particular types of crime such as sexual assaults, domestic violence, traffic, or white collar.

Assisting the attorneys are nine full-time staff members consisting of paralegals, legal assistants, client associates, as well as six law clerks who spend a considerable amount of their time devoted to criminal matters.