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If my career goal is to run for district attorney somewhere, what should i major in?

A:  Ummmmmm. You would need to go to law school and become a lawyer. Major in Criminal Justice then go to law School. You have to take the LSAT for that. Since your position will require you to prosecute alleged criminals, I would say: Criminal law. This is the area of law most people envision when thinking about lawyers because it is what television and movies most often focus on. People who are accused of crimes need lawyers to represent them, just as lawyers are needed by the government to prosecute them. lawyers even serve as judges and magistrates in such cases. Those...

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What is a district attorney?

A:  A district attorney (DA) is an appointed or elected official who is responsible for prosecuting people accused of crimes in a particular district. You may also hear terms like “commonwealth attorney,” “crown attorney,” or “state''s attorney” to refer to people in similar positions around the world. The responsibilities of a district attorney are myriad and quite complex, and he or she is usually supported by a large staff which includes other qualified attorneys, researchers, legal assistants, and so forth. In many areas, a district

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What is the highest? a lawyer a district attorney or an attorney?

A:  You heard right. But this titles don''t have "rank order" district attorney (DA) is the (usually elected; sometimes appointed) lawyer for The State. Each State has court districts and the DA, usually through one of his Assistants (ADAs) acts as prosecutor in any cases where the defendent is charged with a Crime. Otherwise, when two lawyers are "arguing" a case in front of a court, one is the Plaintiff''s attorney and the other lawyer is the Respondent''s attorney. The Plaintiff is the party who first filed the case. All three are lawyers...they just...

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Is the prosecutor in a case always the district attorney?

A:  In the United States, district attorneys only prosecute legal cases in which it has become necessary for the government to prosecute criminal offenses. He/She can not be hired for personal cases as he/she is an elected or appointed government official....

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Can a district attorney prosecute people they know?

A:  of course. just as police are forced to arrest friends and family members who commit a crime. Yes, a district attorney can prosecute people they know, they can even prosecute family members. It is generally not a wise idea. Even if there is no impropriety by the prosecutor, the appearance of impropriety or a conflict is enough to cause them to transfer the case to another prosecutor in the office or to the State attorney General''s office. They would contact the judge - and report the fact they have a relationship. It would be the judge''s decision to remove them from the case. In smaller counties and cities - it is sometimes necessary for the DA to be involved in cases such as these. The...

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I had an indictment that was dismissed according to 160.60 and 160.50(1c) can the district attorney get a superseding indictment?

A:  The indictment wasn?t dismissed pursuant to 160.60 and 160.50. Those statutes simply describe what happens once the accusatory instrument is in fact dismissed. Generally speaking a superseding indictment is filed prior to any dismissal of the original indictment. A prosecutor can always bring charges against you, in a new indictment, so long as the charges are legitimate and within the statute of limitations (if a statute of limitations applies to the crime you are being charged with) unless double jeopardy has attached or unless the indictment against you has been dismissed with prejudice. You should speak with your attorney who handled the matter and s/he would be in a better position to guide you with respect to what may or may not...

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How many terms are served by a district attorney?

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Police, district attorney and detective involved in contract

A:  First thing I would do is contact the police district that this person or persons is-are supposedly assigned to and ask to talk with the commanding officer. If this were a situation where you'd forced some little old lady into a contract, trust me, you'd be hearing from the D.A. or the attorney general, etc. You wouldn't just be getting phone calls either. "Should I take her to small claims or what should I do?" We can't tell you what you should do. If you want your money, yes, you're going to have to take her to court. "Should I fax or email over the documents on my client to the police officer?" No. "Should I just get a lawyer to handle this?" If you need to....

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What is the difference between a district attorney&a public defender?

A:  If you are ever accused of committing a crime or have a crime committed against you, you need to know where you can seek assistance. A district attorney can seek justice for you, while a public defender can help offer you a fair trial.Sixth AmendmentThe Sixth Amendment grants any person charged with a crime the right to an attorney. The court will appoint an attorney to any person charged with a crime who cannot afford one....

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How may district attorneys are there in the US?

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