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ProfileDeputy Prosecuting Attorney The candidate reviews investigation and other reports of assigned criminal cases, and prepares and files charges, probable cause affidavits and arrest warrants, including reviewing prisoner list daily for formal charging deadlines. Prepares for hearings and/or trials, including filing documents, researching and reviewing case law, preparing opening statements and arguments, conducting witness conferences, preparing jury instructions, trial exhibits and responses to defense motions, and consulting and working closely with other department personnel as needed. Maintains current statistics regarding reports reviewed, cases filed, and cases declined for prosecution as assigned. Represents State of Indiana in conducting various court proceedings, such as initial hearings, pre-trial conferences, bond reduction, evidentiary, sentencing, probation revocation, motions to suppress and other hearings and trials, discussing cases and negotiating plea agreements with defense attorneys. May administer bad check program as assigned, including researching/itemizing defendant criminal history, conducting initial and compliance hearings, preparing plea agreements, and monitoring/ supervising defendants' weekly signing of agreements to show compliance. May supervise preparation of extradition applications for return of fugitives from outside Indiana, as assigned. Provides consultation to law enforcement personnel regarding specific cases, including reviewing information, responding to inquiries, obtaining search warrants as appropriate. Conducts annual training seminars for law enforcement personnel as assigned. Maintains written and telephone communication with victims and witnesses, responding to inquiries and reporting status of cases. Serves on 24-hour call rotation, responding to legal inquiries and preparing search warrants and affidavits as needed. Maintains current knowledge of legislative changes by reviewing case law in books and on computer, and by periodically attending conferences and seminars. Must have Doctorate Degree in Jurisprudence with license to practice law in Indiana. Should have thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of Indiana case law, criminal code and rules of criminal and civil procedure and post-conviction relief. Ability to conduct legal research, and prepare and present cases in legal proceedings is required.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office
Tippecanoe County Courthouse
301 Main Street , Fourth Floor
Lafayette, IN 47901