Menard County State Attorney

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Menard County State Attorney Details

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Menard County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at South 7th Street, Petersburg IL.

Name
Menard County State Attorney
Address
102 South 7th Street
Petersburg, Illinois, 62675
Phone
217-632-2524
Fax
217-632-4124

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About the Menard County State Attorney

The Menard County State Attorney, located in Petersburg, IL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Petersburg government. The District Attorney heads the Petersburg Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Petersburg, the District Attorney plays a central role in criminal cases, working with police to decide whether to bring charges and prosecuting the case in court. The DA's Office also maintains court records that are open to the public.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Petersburg criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Menard County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Petersburg
  • Victim assistance programs
Petersburg Criminal Records

The District Attorney's Office keeps criminal records that are available to the public. These records can include Petersburg arrest records, police reports, and court documents. Some criminal records may only be available to family members of the individual.

Petersburg Court Records

The Menard County State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Petersburg. These criminal cases produce court records, including witness lists, sentencing recommendations, and testimony. While the DA's Office also maintains grand jury proceedings, these are not open to the public. The DA's Office makes other court records available to the public.

Criminal Prosecutions

In Petersburg, the Menard County District Attorney decides whether to bring an offender to trial. The DA has a great deal of latitude to choose not to prosecute or what charges to bring. The DA's Office works with Petersburg and Menard County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Menard County Victim Assistance Programs

In Petersburg, victim assistance programs help victims of crime. These programs connect the District Attorney's Office with crime victims to ensure the role of victims in a criminal case. Victim advocates help victims understand the criminal justice system, their rights as victims, and community services available to crime victims. Contact the DA's Office for more information about victim assistance programs.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

The District Attorney plays a role in jury selection and sentencing. Working with the Menard County Public Defender's Office or opposing counsel, the DA selects a jury. During a trial, the DA then makes opening statements, presents the state's case, and cross examines witnesses. After a conviction, the Menard County District Attorney makes a recommendation for sentencing. In the case of acquittal, the DA decides whether to appeal the case to an IL appeals court or refile the case. The District Attorney also decides whether to refile or dismiss the case if a trial ends in a deadlocked jury.

Contact the Menard County State Attorney

You may contact the Menard County State Attorney by calling 217-632-2524, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Menard County State Attorney, 102 South 7th Street, Petersburg, Illinois, 62675.