The Warren County Attorney’s Office prosecutes misdemeanors, violations, and traffic offenses. Our office is also responsible for prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor juvenile offenses.
District Court Prosecution
- The Warren County Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases in Warren District Court. The Warren County Attorney’s Office represents the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These cases are heard by Judge Sam Potter (Division 1), Judge Brent Potter (Division 2), and Judge John Brown (Division 3.)
- If you are charged with a crime and have a question about your court date, please contact the Warren Circuit Clerk’s Office at (270) 746-7400. You may also access www.kycourts.net to review specific court schedules.
If you are a victim of a crime and the perpetrator has already been charged with a criminal offense, please see Victim Resources for guidance.
- The Warren County Attorney’s Office does not represent criminal defendants. If you are charged with a crime punishable by jail time and cannot afford to hire an attorney, you may be entitled to court-appointed counsel. The phone number for the Department of Public Advocacy is (833) 254-2458.
How to File A Criminal Complaint (“Press Charges”)
As the victim of a crime, you may request that the Warren County Attorney’s Office prepare a criminal complaint. The process for filing a complaint are as follows:
- Before you contact the Warren County Attorney’s Office, you must have your claim investigated by a police agency and have it documented in a police report. Please contact one of the following agencies based on where the crime took place:
- Once the report is complete, you may provide the report to the County Attorney’s Office to seek prosecution.
- NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Warren County Attorney’s Office is currently closed to in-person services. Please call the Warren County Attorney’s Office with the police report number ready. An attorney or detective will discuss with you how to proceed.
- An Assistant Warren County Attorney will review the report. You will be notified once this has taken place. If criminal charges are appropriate, you will be required to come to the Warren County Attorney’s Office in person to sign the complaint.
- After the complaint is signed, it will be submitted to a judge who will issue either a criminal summons or an arrest warrant.
- Criminal Summons: A criminal summons is an order for the person charged to appear in Warren District Court. The summons will advise the person charged to appear in Warren District Court at a specified date and time.
- Arrest Warrant: An arrest warrant is an order for any appropriate law enforcement officer to arrest the defendant.