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Why doesn't the District Attorney's office file criminal charges against every person that is suspected of a crime?

The law states that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In some instances, even though there may be enough evidence to make an arrest, there may not be enough evidence to prove a person's guilt by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. On each case the District Attorney and his assistants must decide whether there is enough evidence to meet this burden. The decision is based on the amount and strength of the evidence.

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1. What types of cases does the District Attorney's Office handle?
2. Can the District Attorney represent me or give me legal advice?
3. If I have been the victim of a crime, who should I report it to?
4. After I have reported a crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency, what happens next?
5. Why doesn't the District Attorney's office file criminal charges against every person that is suspected of a crime?
6. Why are people who commit crimes while they are out of jail on bond, released on bond again after re-offending?
7. I did not want to file charges. Why did the District Attorney file charges?
8. Why does it take so long for my case to be resolved?
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  1. 307 E Cherokee Street Wagoner, OK 74467

  1. Phone: 918-485-2216

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