Jeremy Brown - Prosecutor
112 South 2nd Street, Decatur, Indiana 46733
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The Adams County Prosecutor's Office represents the State of Indiana in felony and misdemeanor prosecutions against offenders who commit crimes in Adams County, Indiana. We also assist law enforcement agencies with investigation of criminal activity. The prosecutor's office represents the State of Indiana in juvenile prosecutions as well as infraction offenses which occur in Adams County. The child support division, also known as IV-D, is charged with the establishing paternity and enforcing child support obligations. We are also committed to protecting the rights of crime victims through our victim assistance program.
“The [Prosecuting] Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor – indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one,” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935).
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