“He is accountable to the law, and to the people. He is vested with personal discretion entrusted to him as a minister of justice, and not as a mere legal attorney.” – Engle v. Chipman, [Mich.]
At the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, we feel it is important to always be mindful of why we do what we do. Our role in government is to be an advocate for the State of Missouri – to us, that means we take seriously breaches of the public peace and offenses against victims of crime. We are ministers of justice elected by the citizens we serve.
We vow to use that discretion wisely on behalf of victims and the State to achieve what is just.