The Lyon County Attorney is the chief legal representative for the county. The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term.
Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county.
THE COUNTY ATTORNEY DOES:
Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
Represent and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, child support, etc.) owing to the state, county or school district.
Represent the State of Iowa in all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.
There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Most County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.
Your County Attorney IS NOT, in his or her OFFICIAL capacity, a lawyer for private groups or persons.
THE COUNTY ATTORNEY DOES NOT:
Give legal advice to or represent private groups of persons.
File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.