Will County IL District Attorney Office

Find Will 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.

Will County State Attorney 121 North Chicago Street Joliet IL 60432 815-727-8453

About Will County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Will County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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