Keith A Slep
Welcome to the Allegany County District Attorney's Office Website. In the related pages at this site, you will find information regarding our duties and responsibilities, the services we offer, the courts we serve and various reports and statistical data.
Allegany County District Attorney’s Office
7 Court Street Room 333
Belmont, NY 14813
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Legal Holidays
Voice messages accepted 24 hours a day
The District Attorney is a State Constitutional Officer, elected by the county electorate for a four-year term. As the County's chief law enforcement officer, the District Attorney is responsible for a wide range of functions, including the prosecution of all violations of the law that occur within the county's borders. These prosecutions include felonies, misdemeanors, violations and traffic infractions. The District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys appear in the Town and Village Courts in all 29 Towns and 9 Villages in the County, as well in County, Supreme and Appellate Courts. The office assists in conducting investigations, obtaining search and eavesdropping warrants, and conducting preliminary hearings. The District Attorney presents appropriate felony cases to the Grand Jury, and appears in court for arraignments, motions and pre-trial practice, and trials, from the beginning of the case through sentencing.
Additionally, the District Attorney is responsible for handling criminal appeals at all levels of state and federal courts. Ancillary responsibilities of the District Attorney include prosecuting forfeiture proceedings, extraditing criminals from outside the state, and working with victims of crime to help them secure the fullest measure of redress allowed by law. Finally, the District Attorney is regularly called upon to advise various law enforcement agencies throughout the county.
The office consists of the District Attorney, four part time Assistant District Attorneys, two confidential secretary/legal assistants, a crime victim services specialist and a part-time investigator. Additionally, two (unpaid) K-9 investigators are supported by the office for use in detection of narcotics and explosives and firearms.
In Allegany County, we prosecute over two thousand cases each year. This caseload is only managed due to the hard work and dedication of quality prosecutors in this office, and to solid investigative work performed by well-trained police officers throughout the county.
Through this website we have endeavored to provide meaningful information to you. In turn, I encourage you to communicate with us if you have issues, concerns or questions about the criminal justice system. The fight against crime can be won, but only if we all work together.
The Office of the District Attorney handles criminal matters of the State of New York, not civil matters. Civil law matters affecting the County of Allegany, and Family Court matters involving the Department of Social Services, are handled by the County Attorney’s Office (585) 268-9410.
Federal crimes are prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for Western New York, 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. (716) 551-4811.
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