GREGORY S. OAKES
The Oswego County District Attorney's Office prosecutes all level of crimes and offenses that occur in Oswego County. Prosecutors appear in Oswego County Court on an almost daily basis, to prosecute felony offenses. The office regularly presents cases to the grand jury, which may issue an indictment on felony cases. The DA's office also makes bail recommendations on felony arrests.
Prosecutors appear in both Oswego City Court and Fulton City Court on a weekly basis and appear in most town/village courts on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, depending upon the preference of the local magistrate.
The District Attorney makes every effort to obtain input from crime victims regarding the outcome or disposition of a case, as well as the victim's view regarding sentencing. Prosecutors work to obtain justice for victims who have suffered a loss as a result of a crime, which includes obtaining restitution for: the value of stolen property, the cost of repairing damaged property, or reimbursement for medical expenses resulting from assaults. Victim advocates are located at the DA's office, courtesy of Services to Aid Families (SAF).
The DA's Office takes a proactive stance on stopping the production and distribution of illegal drugs in the county. Three investigators from the office are assigned to the Oswego County Drug Task Force. The DA investigators also maintain and operate the county's confidential Drug Tip Line, which is 315-349-8222 or 888-728-9535.
District Attorney Oakes also serves and acts as the coroner for Oswego County, which involves investigating the cause, manner, and circumstances of unattended and suspicious deaths that occur in the county, which includes Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake.
Oswego County District Attorney's Office