Can an individual initiate criminal charges against another?
Individuals desirous of having charges filed, or “pressing charges” against some person or entity must go through law enforcement first. If the alleged action occurred within the city, contact the Gillette Police Department. If the alleged action occurred outside the city but within the county, contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. Law enforcement will conduct an investigation into the matter and if further action is required, the information will be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review and consideration of charges.

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1. Who initiates charges against a criminal suspect?
2. Can an individual initiate criminal charges against another?
3. I see where the County Attorney’s Office does some civil work. What kind of civil work does the office do?
4. If I can’t make it to court, who do I need to contact?
5. Can I talk with a prosecutor about my case?
6. Where can I go to obtain official or certified copies of court documents?
7. I have a ticket I need to pay. Where do I pay that ticket?
8. Where do I find information about a sex offender in my neighborhood?