Platte County Attorney:
Carl K. Hart Jr.
2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
The Platte County Attorney's Office is
located on the third floor of the Courthouse. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Platte County Attorney is an elected
partisan position with a four year term of office. The County Attorney is
considered the top law enforcement official in Platte County. The County
responsible for the criminal prosecution of all felony, misdemeanor and
infraction crimes that occur within the jurisdiction of the City of Columbus
and within Platte County. The office also performs a number of other duties as
defined by Nebraska State Statutes.
Functions of the County Attorney's Office:
Elected to a four-year term, the County Attorney
serves as legal counsel to Platte County and its elected officials. The office
verifies and files charges against persons accused of felonies or
misdemeanors. The office also prosecutes these violations. The County Attorney
is the coroner and investigates cases where individuals die without the
presence of a physician or where death appears to result from violence. The
office assists in collection of child support, insufficient fund checks, inheritance and other taxes.
Other duties include filing petitions with Juvenile Court and disposing of
cases concerning children who are delinquent, neglected, dependent or in need
of special supervision and tax foreclosures.
At the present time, the County Attorney's
Office staff is:
- County Attorney: Carl K. Hart Jr
- Deputy County Attorney: Tonia Soukup
- Deputy County Attorney: Breanna
- Deputy County Attorney: Elizabeth Edwards Lay
- Office Managers: Jill Paprocki &
- Child Support Enforcement: Linda
Brandenburgh & Diane Thress
- Bad Check Collection: Selia Roach
Victim/Witness Coordinator: Traci Nelsen
Juvenile Diversion Coordinator: Wilma Arp