District Attorney Offices in Murphysboro, Illinois

Find Murphysboro, 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.

Jackson County State Attorney 1001 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL

About Jackson County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Murphysboro Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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