Sunny · 64°

Frequently Asked Questions

Q

How do I find out what is happening with the case in which I am a victim?

A

The County Attorney's Office encourages participation from victims, but the County Attorney's Office represents the State of Iowa, not the victim. At the beginning of the case, our office will mail you paperwork in which we ask you to register with our office. If you choose not to fill out the registration form and return it, you may not get the notifications.

At any time, whether you choose to register or not, you may contact the County Attorney's Office to speak with the attorney or staff to get information about your case.

Q

I am a victim of a crime, and I want to drop the charges against someone; what do I do?

A

Once a criminal complaint is filed, the State of Iowa is the prosecutor and has sole discretion on how to proceed. Therefore, just because you may want to drop the charges, it does not automatically happen. You will need to contact the County Attorney's Office to schedule an appointment with the attorney that is assigned to the criminal case to discuss potential outcomes of the case.

Q

I have jury duty and can't make it; what do I do?

A

You will need to speak with the Clerk's Office, call 515-433-0561, about any questions or concerns you have about jury duty.

Q

I have questions or issues with child support; what should I do?

A

The County Attorney’s Office does not handle custody cases or child support recovery. However, if you have issues with child support, you can visit the child support recovery website.

You can also contact Child Support Recovery Unit - Carroll:

625 N West St
PO Box 937
Carroll, IA 51401

Phone: 712-792-5691
Fax: 515-564-4125
Providing services for Audubon County, Boone County, Carroll County, Crawford
County, Greene County, Guthrie County and Sac County

Q

I missed a court appearance; what do I do?

A

You should contact your attorney or the Clerk’s Office at 515-433-0561.

Q

I need a court-appointed attorney; how do I get one?

A

If you have a pending criminal case that qualifies for a court-appointed attorney, you will have to fill out a financial affidavit and it will have to be approved by a judge. To do this, please visit the Clerk's Office in the Courthouse.

Q

I received a subpoena; what do I do?

A

A subpoena is a court order requiring a person or business to either appear at a specific time and place or to provide certain documentation. Because it is a court order it is important to comply with the subpoena.

If you received a subpoena for a criminal case and have questions, you may contact the County Attorney’s Office.

Q

I want a no contact order; where do I go?

A

If there's a domestic relationship, please visit the third floor Clerk's Office at the Courthouse.

If criminal charges have been filed, please contact the County Attorney's Office.

Q

I want to drop a no contact order; what do I do?

A

If it is a domestic protective order, you will need to go to the Clerk's Office at the Courthouse. If it is a no contact order in a criminal case, you will need to write a letter outlining your request to deliver it to the Clerk of Court’s Office.

Q

I want to file charges against someone; what do I need to do?

A

Contact the police department or sheriff’s department to file a report.

Q

Where do I pay my fines?

A

The Clerk's Office at the Boone County Courthouse or Iowa Courts Online.

Did You Know

Sign up to receive notifications when board meetings and agendas are posted, job openings are announced, and more.

Customize Your Notifications

Mission Statement

The mission of Boone County is to be accountable to its citizens in providing innovative and high-quality government services in an economical, fair, professional, and courteous manner to enhance and protect the health, welfare, and safety of those who live and work in Boone County.