The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for all criminal prosecution of state
crimes in Benton County and represents Benton County and the Quorum Court on
all civil matters
- Several thousand cases are prosecuted annually in both Circuit and District courts.
- The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is comprised of 18 attorneys working several divisions.
- The Prosecuting Attorney's Office divisions include: Felony, Juvenile, and district court.
- Additionally, the Prosecuting Attorney has several specialized divisions including:
Hot Checks, Child Abuse, Victims' Advocates, and Domestic Violence.
The Child Abuse Prosecution Section of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Benton County focuses exclusively on
the investigation, preparation and prosecution of felony physical and sexual child abuse cases.
The impact of drug and alcohol abuse on area families as well as the societal and economical impact to Benton County in general is tremendous.
Most tragic, the victims of drug abuse are often times children of the abusers.
The Hot Check Division of the Office of Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes persons who write bad checks throughout Benton County,
and collects restitution for area merchants.