Clare County Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Ambrozaitis

Tel: (989)539-9831

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Get involved with other Clare County Citizens as we discuss topics that impact our homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Help / Victims & Witness

Why am I a witness?

I didn’t see the crime occur.  Witnesses are not limited to “eye witness,” and may not know they know an important fact. We have help for the Victim and the Witness.

Prevention Strategy

Crime Prevention Strategy

Prevention is Key. From PPOs to Internet safety plans for children, you can take steps to be prepared and prevent crimes from happening to you and your family.

Public Service Annoucement

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Headline News

National Crime Victim Rights Week 2016

This year the prosecutor’s Office will be celebrating National Crime Victim Rights Week with a community event on April 15, 2016, from 4-7pm at Brown’s Corner Church.

Many local service providers will be present with information about their services. We will award the winners of the Going to Court Cover Contest.

Several survivors will be present to speak about their experience. We have a speaker who will talk about PTSO in the context of those who have faced the trauma of sexual assault or domestic violence. While speakers are talking to the adults, the kids have their own separate presentation with our school police officers about personal safety.

We will have many prizes to raffle off (must be present to win) and food!

The event is FREE to attend. We would love to see you there!!

Several Head to Prison

Several defendants were sentenced to prison over the last few months, here is an update detailing those sentences.
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Guilty Verdict Otis Vanostran Guilty of Drunk Driving

People v Otis Vanostran (15-0788-SD): On 8/7/2015 at approximately 2am, Officer Francisco, of the Clare Police Department, observed a vehicle crashed at the railroad construction zone on 5th street.
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Case against Richard Bancroft Dismissed by Court

A preliminary examination was held today in the case against Richard Bancroft, who was accused of killing kittens. Please see the press release for details.
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Three head to prison today

Three head to prison today....
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Michigan Prosecutor

Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

PAAM was founded in 1928. It’s mission is stated in Michigan Compiled Law Section 49.62.

“It shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney’s association to keep the prosecuting attorneys of the state informed of all changes in legislation, law, and matters pertaining to their office through the department of attorney general of the state of Michigan, to the end that a uniform system of conduct, duty and procedure be established in each county of the state”

Clare County, MI

Clare County, MI

Victim Info


Michelle Ambrozaitis and the professionals of the Clare County Prosecuting Attorney’s office present the information within this website to assist and to better protect the lives and property of the citizens of Clare County.

Witness Info

Clare County Prosecuting Attorney – Witness InformationFequently Asked Questions About Being A Witness.

How long will I be at court?
What if the defense attorney contacts me?
What if someone threatens me?
What if my employer won’t let me come to court?

Clare County Prosecuting Attorney

Michelle J. Ambrozaitis

225 W. Main, PO Box 586
Harrison, Michigan 48625
Tel: (989) 539-9831
Fax: (989) 539-1807

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Michelle Ambrozaitis

Prosecuting Attorney
Clare County, Michigan

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Eilisia G. Schwarz

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Claire Kaisler

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Andrew Santini

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Office Staff

Christal O’Hare

Stacy Graves

Dusty Merrit
Legal Secretary

Annette Mercer
Child Support Specialist

Stacy Newman
Crime Victim Advocate

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