Welcome! "The prosecutor is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor-indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one." Berger vs. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935).
Your Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney is a full time elected position as determined by the State Legislature, pursuant to tax revenue available. As such many times necessary decisions regarding the allocation of limited funds requires full attention to serious felony cases take priority over other matters. Although the designation is one of part-time every effort is made to fully attend to the most serious of criminal cases within the jurisdiction with the constant and never ending goal of safety and security for Monroe County.
Thank you for visiting, feel free to contact us directly.
Joy Dunbar, Secretary
Phone: (304) 772-5098
PO Box 740
Union, West Virginia 24983