Prosecution

One of the major responsibilities of the Campbell County Attorney’s Office is to prosecute all adult misdemeanors and violations that occur in the Campbell County.  These crimes can include DUIs, traffic violations, assaults, and thefts.  The Campbell County Attorney’s Office prosecutes these cases to their conclusion, as well as being responsbile for prosecuting all felony cases through the preliminary hearing stage. The Assistant County Attorney assigned to work on a case depends on when the case is set for arraignment. To determine who the prosecutor is for a particular case, please click on the Arraignment Schedule.

The County Attorney’s Office also prepares search warrants for local police agencies and takes private complaints from citizens when a criminal act or violation is committed in Campbell County.  To file a criminal complaint, you must go in person to the Criminal Division’s Office of the Campbell County Attorney’s Office located at 600 Columbia Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 between the hours of 9am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday, and fill out the appropriate paperwork.  You will need to bring a copy of your driver’s license, a police report, and pertinent information about the person against whom you wish to file a criminal action against, including name, address, date of birth, social security number, and/or driver’s license number, if known.

In addition, if you are a victim of violent crime, you may also contact our Victim Advocate to learn more about the support our office can provide to you.

In addition, our office prosecutes all juvenile offenses, juvenile dependency, neglect, abuse, and emergency-custody orders.  Lastly, our office is responsible for cases involving the extradition of criminals to and from other jurisdictions.