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ProfileSenior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney The candidate prosecutes felony and/or abuse and neglect cases and provides general coverage for misdemeanor, juvenile, SOS (Secretary of State) hearings and formal hearings. Reviews and authorizes requests for warrants, determines the appropriate charges and prosecutes criminal cases. Prepares for trial, negotiates cases for pleas, prepares legal motions, answers defense motions, prepares search warrants, and advises law enforcement on legal issues. Presents felony cases in the circuit Court, County trial Court, and well as district and probate Court matters as necessary. Attempts to resolve and dispose of criminal cases or tries case in Court. Supervises an assigned caseload of the office such as the probate or misdemeanor caseload. Reviews criminal warrant requests from State and local law enforcement agencies, analyzes police reports, collects input from the law enforcement officer[s], researches the law as necessary to determine applicable statutes and determines whether adequate grounds exist to authorize a warrant. Researches and prepares criminal cases for trial, motion, sentencing and other proceedings. Researches applicable law, interviews witnesses and investigates claims. Develops trial strategies and directs law enforcement officers in further investigations. Appears in Court for arraignments, motions, trials, sentencing and other proceedings to represent the Prosecutor. Selects jury, presents arguments, examines and cross-examines 1witnesses, introduces physical exhibits, confers with Judge and defense counsel on points of law and procedure and argues factual conclusions to a Judge or jury. Works cooperatively with law enforcement officers from various agencies to ensure investigation and reporting of assigned cases are accomplished in accordance with professional and judicial rules and standards. Provides advice and instruction to police agencies. Attempts to resolve and dispose of pending criminal cases by conferring with attorneys and parties involved in order to reach agreement on pleas and potential sentences. Supervises the probate or misdemeanor caseload of the office, including ensuring cases are assigned, Courtrooms are covered and all assignments are properly completed. Drafts motions, briefs and other legal documents. Researches the more difficult legal issues through the use of computer research as well as local resources. Must have Juris Doctorate Degree. Should preferably have 5 years of felony experience, prosecution experience. License to Practice Law in State Bar of Michigan is must. Knowledge of: Criminal law. Court policies and procedures is must. Application Deadline: May 2, 2018
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Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney .
200 N. Main St.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858