The Prosecutor's Office represents the city in prosecuting violations of city ordinances. It also handles citizen complaints and provides information services to citizens including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) mock trials, seminars for local businesses on shoplifting and other violations, and presentations to citizen groups such as Neighborhood Watch and civic organizations.
Two municipal court judges appointed by the City Manager hear cases that come before the court. The City Prosecutor represents the city in all ordinance violations before the court, located at 625 North Benton Avenue.
Cases that routinely come before the court include driving while intoxicated, tow hearings, common assault, probation hearings, and a variety of other violations of city ordinances ranging from traffic violations to shoplifting.
Complaints involving incidents in Greene County or which violate state law should be reported to the Greene County Sheriff or Prosecuting Attorney. Legal technicians are available during regular business hours for appointments with citizens to discuss the possibility of filing charges.