The County Attorney is our county’s chief law enforcement officer, chief prosecuting attorney, and the legal advisor and lawyer for our county government.
The County Attorney prosecutes violations of state criminal laws, seeks justice in criminal cases, and advocates for the protection of crime victims and for community safety.
The County Attorney works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations, and plays a central role in the criminal justice system. The County Attorney also represents the state in juvenile court cases (juvenile delinquency cases, and child-in-need-of-assistance cases), seeking to hold youthful offenders accountable for their offenses, and fighting for the protection of abused and neglected children.
The County Attorney also provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county officers concerning county matters, and represents and defends the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
The County Attorney does not, in his or her official capacity:
● Give legal advice or represent private groups or persons
● File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage
● Seek civil restraining orders or no-contact orders on behalf of private persons
County Attorney Payment Plan
The County Attorney’s Office offers a payment plan to assist in the payment of delinquent fines. Having and maintaining a payment plan may allow you to get your driver’s license back, register a motor vehicle, and/or renew your license plates. Please click the link below for the application, fill out and return it to the Monona County Attorney’s Office at 610 Iowa Avenue, Onawa, Iowa 51040 or bring it to our office. If you have any questions please contact our office and ask for Jodi. 712-423-1728.
Click here for the PAYMENT PLAN APPLICATION