District Attorney's Office

District Attorney's Office

Oxford County is part of Prosecutorial District Three, which also includes Androscoggin and Franklin counties. The District Attorney is Andrew Robinson of Farmington, who worked as an Assistant District Attorney and then Deputy District Attorney for 15 years before his 2014 election. He is a graduate of both the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.

The Oxford County District Attorney's Office is staffed full-time by Assistant District Attorneys Richard Beauchesne (since 1998) Joseph O'Connor (since 1990), and Alexandra Winter (since 2014). District Attorney Robinson, as well as attorneys from other offices within the district, are also available for grand jury, trial sessions and as otherwise needed.

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Emergency Communications Assistance Team

The office has three paralegal-secretaries: Mariah Castonguay (since 2016), Suzanna Gallant (since 2012) and Lisa Mack (since 2007). Our office staff also includes two victim-witness advocates. Catherine Audet, specializing in domestic violence and sex crimes (since 2017) and Cathy Ring, senior VWA who has been with the office since 2006.

A partial listing of the DA's duties includes:

  • Review police reports and prepare complaints in all criminal cases in three district courts.
  • Prepare indictments and present to the grand jury.
  • Trials in district and superior court.
  • Pre-trial litigation.
  • Appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • Asisting police in preparation of search and arrest warrants.
  • Prosecuting drug forfeitures.
  • Provide training to law enforcement officers.
  • Provide legal advice and in some cases legal representation to the Oxford County Commissioners.

The Oxford County District Attorney's Office prosecutes criminal cases for the following law enforcement agencies: Maine State Police, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Warden Service, Maine Fire Marshal, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maine Forest Service, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, Dept. of Probation & Parole (including juvenile caseworkers) and municipal police departments in Dixfield, Fryeburg, Mexico, Norway, Oxford, Rumford and South Paris.

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