222 N. Iowa St.

Dodgeville,

WI

53533

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(608) 935-0393


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
District Attorney
Larry E Nelson
District Attorney

Mission Statement

The goal of the District Attorney’s Office is to deliver fair and effective prosecution to enhance the quality of life in Iowa County through the legal system.

Duties

The Office of the District Attorney is created under Chapter 978 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for handling criminal matters, forfeiture actions, State and County traffic code and ordinance violations, Department of Natural Resources violations, Juvenile delinquency matter, Children in Need of Protection/Services (CHIPS) matter, Vehicle and Asset forfeitures, Termination of Parental Rights cases, Misdemeanor and Forfeiture Appeals, Inquests and John Doe hearings.  The District Attorney’s Office is NOT responsible for civil matters (i.e. small claims).

In addition, the Iowa County District Attorney’s Office provides Victim/Witness Services through the Office of the Victim/Witness Coordinator.

Victim/Witness Services

The Iowa County Victim/Witness Assistance Program Provides:

  • Information on criminal procedures and the progress of the case through the court system.
  • Support for the victim or witness of a crime.  Referral to other sources of help.
  • Escort service to court.
  • Help to apply for your mileage and witness fees.
  • Assistance with preparing a victim statement which describes to the court the effects of the crime on you and your family.
  • Assistance to obtain a court order for restitution for financial losses and early return of property.
  • Secure waiting rooms are available in our office so that victims and witnesses do not have to share waiting space with the defendant.
  • Assistance to apply for the Crime Victim Compensation Program for reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, burial expenses and crime scene clean-up.