About the Legal Division

The Legal Division consists of 28 attorneys who are appointed by the District Attorney. These attorneys have numerous responsibilities, including:
  • Assisting in the determination of appropriate criminal charges to be filed
  • Prosecuting criminal cases in court when the police charge a person with committing a misdemeanor or felony crime in Lancaster County
  • Providing legal advice to police departments throughout Lancaster County concerning criminal investigations
Presently, these attorneys prosecute over 6,000 criminal cases per year, as well as over 1,000 juvenile cases a year.