Meet the Prosecuting Attorney
Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar leads a team of 21 attorneys and 32 supporting professionals who prosecute all violations of state criminal laws that occur in St. Charles County. Every year Tim's office handles about 2,500 reports of felony crimes; 1,800 reports of misdemeanor offenses; and more than 10,000 traffic violations in St. Charles County.
Tim is a lifelong resident of St. Charles County. He attended St. Charles West High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Tim began his legal career in private practice, but over the past dozen years, Tim's career has focused more and more on public service. Tim was a prosecuting attorney for the cities of O'Fallon and St. Charles. He was the first municipal judge for St. Charles County, and in 2010 he was elected to the State court to serve as a trial judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.
A Message from the Prosecuting Attorney
"A fearless and earnest prosecuting attorney ... is a bulwark to the peace, safety and happiness of the people."
- Mississippi Supreme Court Justice L.A. Smith Senior, 1947
Tough, No Nonsense Agency
The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has a rich tradition of excellence as a tough, no nonsense law enforcement agency that pursues community safety and justice with professionalism, integrity and fairness. Today, your Prosecuting Attorney's Office remains deeply committed to these values even as we face extraordinary challenges and new crimes that were never imagined a half century ago.
Thankfully, our community is one of the safest in the nation and boasts several cities that regularly rank among most desirable places to live in the United States. Yet we are not untouched by crime. Each year my office works with several hundred crime victims who are seeking help and justice for a wide variety of offenses.
Our prosecutors file thousands of criminal cases annually in a persistent battle against illicit drugs, child abuse, domestic violence, theft and many other threats to the well-being of our communities. We also confront dramatic changes in science and technology that affect both the nature of crime and our approach to solving and prosecuting cases.
While we celebrate the dedication and commitment of the members of this office, we also gratefully acknowledge the outstanding work of local law enforcement, the financial stewardship of the St. Charles County Council, and, above all, the longstanding support of the community we serve.
Please know that as your Prosecuting Attorney, I will continue to do my very best to keep our community safe, our justice system fair, and to pursue that is true and just every case, every day.
Very truly yours,