Woodford County IL District Attorney Office

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Woodford County State Attorney 115 North Main Street Eureka IL 61530 309-467-3212

About Woodford County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Woodford County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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