Perry County IL District Attorney Office

Find Perry 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.


Perry County State Attorney 1 Public Square Pinckneyville IL 62274 618-357-6221


About Perry County District Attorney

The Perry County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Perry County, IL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Perry County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Perry 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 Perry County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Perry County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Perry County, the District Attorney, along with the Perry 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 Perry 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.