District Attorney

Douglas County, KS

DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS

District Attorney

Suzanne Valdez

Suzanne Valdez

Welcome!

As your district attorney, I am proud of our work to create a victim-focused approach while proceeding with compassion and empathy for all people involved in our cases. By pursuing alternatives to incarceration where appropriate, we can reduce our criminal justice footprint.

Suzanne Valdez

Douglas County District Attorney

Latest News

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Armeer Asad II, 34, of Chicago, was sentenced to 19 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for possessing fentanyl and…
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Jadarrius J. Smith, 25, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest to unlawful distribution of fentanyl. “Fentanyl is a significant…
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Zachary T. Maddux, 19, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery for striking an off-duty law enforcement officer with a…

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