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Article 14 - District Attorney - Code


Section 14.01 Election.
  14.02 Powers and duties.
  14.03 Assistant district attorneys.
  14.04 Bond of district attorney.

Section 14.01 Election.

Section 14.02 Powers and duties. The district attorney shall have and exercise all powers and duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon him by any applicable law. He shall perform such additional and related duties as may be prescribed by law, not inconsistent with the county charter or this code, and directed by the county executive.

Section 14.03 Assistant district attorneys. The district attorney may appoint such number of assistants as shall be fixed and determined by resolution of the county legislature. Every such appointment shall be in writing filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk. Any such appointment may be revoked by the district attorney at any time by filing and recording a written revocation in the office of the county clerk. All of the persons so appointed shall be called assistant district attorneys and shall receive such salary as shall be fixed and determined by the county legislature. The district attorney shall designate in the writing appointment such assistants, the salary which each of such assistants shall receive, subject, however, to the limitations provided by the resolution of the county legislature. Said assistants shall severally take the constitutional oath of office before entering upon their duties. The district attorney may designate, in writing, filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk, the order in which such assistants shall exercise the powers and duties of the office in the event of the absence or inability of such district attorney to perform the duties of his office. Such designation may be revoked or changed by the district attorney in writing filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk.

Section 14.04 Bond of district attorney. The district attorney and such of his assistants as the county legislature shall require shall each give a surety bond to the county in a sum to be fixed by the county legislature, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, which bond shall be approved as to form by the county attorney and as to sufficiency of surety by the county executive and filed in the office of the county clerk.