Friday, November 10, 2023

Oconee County Commissioners Approve Shift Of Some Misdemeanor Prosecution, Including Shoplifting, To Magistrate Court Prosecutor

***Move Will Free Up District Attorney***

Responsibility for prosecution of five types of misdemeanors in Oconee County will shift from the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney to a Magistrate Court prosecutor as a result of action taken by the County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night.

Included is prosecution of shoplifting cases, which Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell said makes up the bulk of misdemeanor cases in the county.