Prosecutes all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
Provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
Represents and defends the state, county and its officers in cases related to their official duties.
Recovers monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
Presents all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.
There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties.
Your County Attorney DOES NOT:
Give legal advice to or represent private groups or 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.
COVID-19 Pandemic Information
The Grundy County Attorney’s Office is following all orders by Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen and all proclamations made by Governor Kim Reynolds.
As of April 1, 2020:
Criminal Trial Postponements:
- On March 28, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen ordered that the 90-day speedy trial clock and the one-year speedy trial clock will not start running on any criminal case until April 20. In other words, April 20 will be Day 1. This applies to all criminal indictments or informations that have been filed as of that date.
Payment of Fines and Fees:
- Governor Reynolds has temporarily suspended the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code §602.8107 to the extent court debt is deemed delinquent if not paid within thirty days after the date the debt was assessed, the date set out in a court order, or the date due in an installment agreement, and the case assigned by the Iowa Judicial Branch to a third party for collection. Please not that this shall not be construed as relieving any individual of their obligation to make payments of court debt once assessed. Suspension of these provisions shall apply during the duration of this Proclamation or any future extension of this suspension. The judicial branch has multiple ways for Iowans to pay court fines and fees. More information is on the judicial branch website: https://www.iowacourts.gov/announcements/judicial-branch-offers-multipleoptions-for-paying-court-fines-and-fees-during-the-coronavirus-pande/
For county specific information, please see the Grundy County home page for current announcements regarding the County’s handling of business during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
If you have been charged with a crime in Grundy County, Iowa, and cannot afford legal representation, please fill out this financial affidavit on this website (found under Criminal) and return it to the Clerk of Court. https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/court-forms/
Because of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Grundy County Attorney’s Office will not be negotiating settlements in traffic tickets at this time.
Important Note Regarding Scams:
The IRS will never call you and ask for personal information. If you receive a call from somebody claiming to work for the IRS and they are asking for personal information, DO NOT give them any information. Hang up immediately and notify your local law enforcement.