Kankakee IL District Attorney Office

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Kankakee County State Attorney 270 North Schuyler Avenue Kankakee IL 60901 815-936-5800

About Kankakee County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Kankakee Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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