Thank you for your patience in my response. Also, thank you for your question.
Without really knowing the local context, my response may or may not fit. I do hope it provides at least some insights, however.
I would recommend talking informally to the County Attorney’s office, explaining your situation honestly, and asking for their advice on how to proceed. I often find that folks working in administrative offices such as this are more than willing to help and guide when and where they can. Considering they are a key role player in this system, they would likely have a significant amount more insight than I could provide.
Thank you for writing in! Good luck on your work!