Welcome to the Cheboygan County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Web Site. I hope you find these pages helpful in learning about our office and the criminal justice system.
Daryl P. Vizina, Prosecutor
I grew up in Indian River, Michigan and graduated from Inland Lakes High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Michigan University and Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. I have been practicing law since 2005. I have served as the Cheboygan County Prosecuting Attorney since January 1, 2009. I take great pride in serving our community. The office’s primary responsibility is the prosecution of criminal cases occurring in Cheboygan County. The office also prosecutes juvenile delinquencies, abuse/neglect petitions, paternity establishment/child support and civil/code violations. The office has an attorney, victim advocate and support staff assigned to each of our courts. We have also partnered with the local courts to create a Drug Court, Sobriety Court and Juvenile Independence Court. Outside the courtroom, we are dedicated to community education – primarily with our youth population. It is our goal to provide the highest quality public service and achieve fair and just results for the citizens of Cheboygan County.
Anthony M. Damiano, Chief Assistant
I attended Lake Superior State College (B.A.), University of London, England (summer scholarship), and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.). I've worked at Sault Ste. Marie City Attorney’s Office, Michigan Court of Appeals, and Michigan Supreme Court, and in private practice. Resident of Cheboygan County since 1984.
Aaron J. Gauthier, Assistant
I am a 1999 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and have worked at the Michigan Court of Appeals and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General handling criminal appeals. In 2009, I joined the Cheboygan County Prosecutor’s Office and I am responsible for prosecuting the cases in the District Court, which includes all misdemeanor cases as well as preliminary hearings in felony cases. I am a member of the Sobriety Court program for repeat drunk drivers.