Boone County State Attorney in Belvidere Illinois

Address and phone number for Boone County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at North Main Street, Belvidere IL.

Boone County State Attorney
601 North Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008

About the Boone County State Attorney

The Boone County State Attorney, located in Belvidere, IL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Belvidere government. The District Attorney heads the Belvidere Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Belvidere, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Belvidere criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Boone County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Belvidere
  • Victim assistance programs
Belvidere Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Belvidere arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Belvidere Court Records

The Boone County State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Belvidere. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Belvidere, the Boone County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Belvidere and Boone County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Boone County Victim Assistance Programs

In Belvidere, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Boone County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Boone County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to an IL appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Boone County State Attorney

You may contact the Boone County State Attorney by calling 815-544-0868, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Boone County State Attorney, 601 North Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008.

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