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The mission of the District Attorney’s Office is to prosecute all criminal actions including all State and County forfeiture and traffic actions. (including but not limited to: sexual assaults, domestic violence offenses, felony child non-support, property crimes, obstructing/resisting an officer, drug offenses, burglary and theft, computer crimes, endangering safety, homicide, arson, battery, disorderly conduct and harassment.) In addition, the District Attorney’s Office must conduct: John Doe proceedings, grand juries (when requested), inquests, sexually violent person commitments, prosecute welfare fraud cases, prepare criminal appeals, prosecute juvenile delinquencies, and child in need of protection or services and truancy actions, and oversee the Lincoln County Victim/Witness program. The Lincoln County Victim/Witness program provides for the needs of and protects the rights of victims and witnesses of crimes. The District Attorney’s Office is also responsible for advising law enforcement in Lincoln County, and assisting with the training of law enforcement officers. The District Attorney carries out public speaking engagements as required. As part of carrying out this mission, the District Attorney’s Office must work efficiently and effectively with court support staff, social workers, probation and parole agents, law enforcement personnel, community agencies, the general public, crime victims and witnesses and defense attorneys. The District Attorney also acts as a special prosecutor in other jurisdictions when required.

Contact: 
Don Dunphy - District Attorney
Phone: 715-536-0339
Address: 
Courthouse
1110 E. Main Street, Suite 103
Merrill WI 54452

Assistant District Attorney - Kurt Zengler
Office Hours: 
Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Committees:
Law Enforcement/ EMS Judicial
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