Crawford County
Grayling, Michigan

Prosecuting Attorney's Office


The Prosecuting Attorney protects the rights, safety and security of all persons within the boundaries of the County through the enforcement of state law as mandated by State Constitution and Statutes.

Prosecuting Attorney
Sierra R. Koch
200 W. Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI  49738
Phone: (989) 344-3246

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Assn't Prosecuting Attorney
Adam T. Vernon
200 W. Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI  49738
Phone: (989) 344-3246

The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan Constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The elected county Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General.

The Prosecuting Attorney's office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for the County, including:

diamond act as the chief law enforcement official in the County

diamond review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan and County ordinances committed inside the County

diamond authorize and prosecute felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses

diamond represent the County in criminal matters before the District and Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Family Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court

diamond advise the Family Independence Agency on child abuse & neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights

diamond attend contested mental health commitment hearings

diamond presides at a monthly Concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he opts off for the remainder of their term. In that case, the county board appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney.

diamond file and prosecute actions to establish paternity.

diamond file actions to establish family support orders

diamond represent and advise the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters



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