Clay County State Attorney

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Clay County State Attorney Details

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Clay County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 190, Louisville IL.

Clay County State Attorney
PO Box 190
Louisville, Illinois, 62858

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About the Clay County State Attorney

The Clay County State Attorney, located in Louisville, IL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Louisville government. The District Attorney heads the Louisville Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Louisville, 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:
  • Louisville criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Clay County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Louisville
  • Victim assistance programs
Louisville Criminal Records

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

Louisville Court Records

The Clay County State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Louisville. 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 Louisville, the Clay 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 Louisville and Clay County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Clay County Victim Assistance Programs

In Louisville, 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 Clay 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 Clay 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 Clay County State Attorney

You may contact the Clay County State Attorney by calling 618-665-3522, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Clay County State Attorney, PO Box 190, Louisville, Illinois, 62858.