Rebecca Morlock Reeves
Deputy State’s Attorneys
Thomas F. Burns
Chad C. Nelson
14 1st Ave. SE
Watertown, SD 57201
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Excluding Holidays)[divider type=”divide-3″] [/divider]
The State’s Attorney has the exclusive and statutory responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of South Dakota, as well as many other regulatory laws of the state and county including traffic regulations.
While the principal responsibility of the office is the prosecution of adult and juvenile crime, the office has the duty of protecting children who may be living in abusive or neglectful homes. Additionally, the office is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners for the county and other elected and appointed department heads and staff.