The First Judicial Circuit has a new district attorney. Stephen Winters was appointed this week by Gov. Kay Ivey to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Spencer Walker. Winters, who practices law in Butler, was a full-time assistant DA in the early 2000s and has continued as a part-time assistant DA. See a story in this week’s Clarke County papers. The First Circuit is composed of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties
In the United States, a district attorney (DA), state’s attorney, prosecuting attorney, commonwealth’s attorney, or state attorney is the chief prosecutor and/or chief law enforcement officer representing a U.S. state in a local government area, typically a county. The exact name and scope of the office varies by state. Alternative titles for the office include county attorney, solicitor, or county prosecutor.