What Does the District Attorney Do?

As chief prosecutor for the Fourteenth District of Oklahoma, Kunzweiler and his staff of prosecutors literally serve as the people’s attorneys. Elected by Tulsa County voters in November 2014, Kunzweiler and his staff are responsible for reviewing police investigations to determine whether the facts and evidence, and law warrant filing a charge to initiate a criminal prosecution against a person.

Approximately 50 attorneys and 50 support staff work under the District Attorney’s direction. They prosecute criminals, advocate on behalf of crime victims and deprived and neglected children, collect restitution for crime victims and business owners, supervise those on probation for misdemeanor and low-level crimes and promote crime prevention. The DA also represents Tulsa County and all its Elected and appointed Officials and Boards in civil legal matters.


"Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together."

Daniel Webster