How do I file criminal charges against an individual?
If you are the victim of a crime or believe a crime has occurred, please contact the police department in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. The police will investigate and file a complaint if sufficient evidence is found. These complaints are then forwarded to the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution. Please note that you cannot drop charges after you have signed a complaint. Only the assistant prosecuting attorney, with the judge’s permission, can dismiss criminal charges.

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1. How can I find out if a person is in jail?
2. How do I obtain legal advice or assistance?
3. What are your office hours?
4. How do I obtain my court case information?
5. How do I file criminal charges against an individual?
6. Who is the prosecuting attorney handling my case?
7. What is a victim advocate?
8. As a witness or victim, do I need a lawyer to appear with me?
9. Will I get paid for appearing in court as a witness?
10. Will the case be continued if I am not there?
11. I received a subpoena to appear in court, what should I do?