Attorney’s Office

  • Can probation be denied?

    Yes. The judge makes the final decision on whether a defendant will get probation. The judge will look at the defendant’s previous criminal history, the Pre-Sentence Investigation report, the seriousness of the crime, and the recommendations by the County Attorney and the defense attorney.

  • Contact Us

    Polk County Attorney's Office
    Polk County Justice Center
    222 Fifth Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Phone: (515) 286-3737
    Fax: (515) 286-3428