The Steele County Attorney's Offices are located in the County Office Building at 303 S Cedar, Owatonna MN 55060.
The County Attorney is elected by the citizens of Steele County for a four-year term.
The County Attorney's office is the chief prosecutor of the court in criminal proceedings. The office serves as legal advisor to the Grand Jury, examines witness in the presence of the Grand Jury, issues subpoenas to bring witness before the Grand Jury, and prepares indictments for the Grand Jury.
The County Attorney's office represents interest of the County in jail proceedings and civil actions, provides opinion and advice to the County Board of Commissioners and the County offices. This office represents interest of the County in the collection of the support and determination of paternity, also for judicial commitment of people for mental illness.
|Hours:||8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday|
Steele County offers a diversion program to eligible people charged with certain offenses. It is the policy of the Steele County Attorney to operate a fair and just diversion program that promotes equal access of participation in the Pre-Trial Diversion Program.
The purposes of the diversion program include:
1. To provide eligible defendants with an alternative to confinement and a criminal conviction;
2. To reduce the costs and caseload burdens on district courts in the criminal justice system;
3. To minimize recidivism among diverted defendants;
4. To promote the collection or restitution too the victim of the defendant's crime; and
5. To develop responsible alternatives to the criminal justice system for eligible defendants.
Please check out the Diversion Program requirements and complete an application to determine if the program is right for you.
Diversion Information Packet
Diversion Intake Sheet