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The Adams County Attorney is the legal adviser and chief law enforcement officer for your county. Duties of the County Attorney include:

  • Prosecuting all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
  • Providing legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, county, and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Representing and defending the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
  • Presenting all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.

The County Attorney, in their official capacity, does not:

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
  • File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against law suites, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
  • Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals