Prosecuting Attorney

The Wyoming County Prosecutor's Office's primary goal is to protect the health and property of the citizens of Wyoming County. The Prosecutor's Office works closely with the law enforcement community as an investigative resource and as a legal resource when there is a question regarding interpretation of the law. In addition, the office serves to represent the community when seeking to hold those persons accountable that choose to offend the community. The office is not available to offer legal advice to the citizens nor serve as the legal counsel for individials, except in very rare events. We recommend that persons seeking legal advice first seek the counsel of an attorney. ​​Other duties and responsibilities of the Prosecuting Attorney include:

  • ​​The prosecution of all crimes, both misdemeanors and felonies, within the county

  • Request warrants to be issued for persons charged with felonies

  • Try cases before magistrate and circuit judges

  • Present information to the Grand Jury for indictment of persons in connection with criminal activity 

  • Represent the Department of Health & Human Resources in child abuse and neglect cases

  • Represent the State in juvenile delinquency cases

  • Appoint and supervise assistant prosecuting attorneys

  • Represent all elected county officials and county agencies

  • Prepare contracts and other documents for the county

  • File civil suits for county agencies and defend county agencies against civil actions

  • Serve as special prosecutors as appointed by the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute

 

WV Sex Offender Registry

Southern Regional Jail

Crime Victims Compensation Fund

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Drug Addiction Resources: 


National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 1-800-537-2238    

Battered Women's Justice Project 1-800-903-0111

Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody 1-800-527-3223

Health Resource Center on Domestic violence 1-888-792-2873

Missing Child Hotline 1-800-843-5678

Crime Victim's Compensation Fund  1-877-562-6878

Michael Cochrane
Contact Info:

P.O. Box 462
Pineville, WV 24874

Phone: (304) 732-8000
Fax: (304) 732-6052

Email:
 

Office hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday.