Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele has published the 2019 District Attorney’s Office Annual Report, highlighting the year’s significant initiatives and accomplishments.
These include the work and successes of two Community Justice Units, notable prosecutions, alternative sentencing programs, and the ongoing efforts in fighting the opioid crisis, among other issues.
According to the report, last year the District Attorney’s Office handled 8,069 adult and juvenile cases. About 20 percent of adult criminal cases – the majority of which are DUI cases – were handled through the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program.
The program eliminates the need for criminal proceedings that are costly and often time consuming while at the same time offering the defendants a chance to expunge their record.
It also highlighted specialty courts and diversity programs including the highly successful Drug Court, Behavioral Health Court, and Veterans Court.
“Our 53 attorneys, 39 county detectives, and professional and support staff are dedicated to serving the residents of Montgomery County and keeping this county the vibrant, livable, and safe place it is,” said Steele.
He added that the office is committed to investigating crimes fairly and thoroughly and is “dedicated to victims, achieving justice for victims and protecting their rights, while also protecting the rights of the defendants.”
District Attorney’s Office 2019 Annual Report Web File
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