Frequently Asked Questions

How can I drop charges against someone?

Charges are filed by the State and not able to be dropped by a citizen.  However, you may submit a written statement explaining why you wish to drop charges.  This statement will require your signature to be notarized.  The Pottawatomie County Attorney’s Office has a Notary Public available to notarize signatures.

Your opinion is important to the prosecutor but once a report is received from the law enforcement agency, it will be reviewed.  Your written statement will be considered, however, the final decision in charging the perpetrator is at the discretion of the prosecutor.

How do I obtain criminal history on an individual within Pottawatomie County?

The Pottawatomie County Attorney’s Office will not release any criminal history information. If you wish to obtain criminal history information, please contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 785-296-4430.

I received a speeding ticket, am I eligible for a diversion?

Only if it falls within the diversion guidelines. Please contact the Pottawatomie County Diversion Officer at 785-457-1520 or [email protected].

My landlord has threatened to kick me out of my house/apartment, what can I do?

The Pottawatomie County Attorney’s Office does not handle Landlord Tenant issues. Please contact the Pottawatomie County Clerk of the District Court at 785-457-3392.

When are first appearances in the Pottawatomie County District Court?

First appearances in the Pottawatomie County District Court are Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., located on the second floor of the Pottawatomie County Justice Center, 108 North 1st Street, Westmoreland, Kansas, 66549. District Court Telephone: 785-457-3392.

How do I expunge an arrest and/or a prior conviction or diversion?

You can obtain instructions and the necessary forms concerning expungements by visiting www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/legal-forms/expungement-adult. Contact the Pottawatomie County Clerk of the District Court at 785-457-3392 to inquire about filing fees. If you need legal advice,  please consult with a private attorney.