What do I
do if I believe a crime has occurred in Walworth County?
If you believe a
crime has occurred in Walworth County, you need to contact the police agency
where the crime has allegedly been committed. Our office cannot charge
a person with a crime until we receive a referral from a police agency.
Because our office does not have an investigator to investigate crimes, we
rely on the area police agencies to conduct the investigation process for
Once the police
agency has completed the investigation, they will refer the case to our
office, if they believe a crime has been committed. The case will be
logged in and assigned to one of our attorneys. That attorney will
review the case and determine if there is enough evidence to charge that
person with a crime.
If you are the
victim, you will be notified by our office when a charge is filed, or if we
decide not to file criminal charges.