Bureau County IL District Attorney Office

Find Bureau County, Illinois district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Bureau County State Attorney 700 South Main Street Princeton IL 61356 815-879-4941

About Bureau County District Attorney

The Bureau County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Bureau County, IL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Bureau County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Bureau County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Bureau County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Bureau County public criminal records
  • Bureau County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Bureau County, IL
  • Grand jury proceedings
Bureau County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Bureau County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Bureau County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Bureau County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Bureau County, Illinois. The evidence provided by the Bureau County Police Department, Bureau County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Bureau County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Bureau County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Bureau County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Bureau County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Bureau County, the District Attorney, along with the Bureau County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Illinois law, the Office of the Bureau County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level IL Court.