The Prosecuting Attorney is the county government's chief civil and criminal legal representative in court. They prosecute criminals in the name of the state. They are the legal advisor to all county elected officials and boards. They are responsible for juvenile cases including child neglect, abuse, crime, and even traffic violations.
The Prosecuting Attorney also enforces child support orders. They also serve as a member of the county budget commission and work with the county to collect delinquent property taxes.
The Prosecuting Attorney serves a term of 4 years and is elected with the presidential election.