Pike County State Attorney in Pittsfield Illinois

Address and phone number for Pike County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 283, Pittsfield IL.


Name
Pike County State Attorney
Address
PO Box 283, Pittsfield, Illinois, 62363
Phone
217-285-2971
Fax
217-285-5251

About the Pike County State Attorney

The Pike County State Attorney, located in Pittsfield, IL, is an agency that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the Pittsfield government. The District Attorney heads the Pittsfield Prosecutor's Office, directing the attorneys who work for the office. In Pittsfield, 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:
  • Pittsfield criminal records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Pike County Court records
  • Jury selection process in Pittsfield
  • Victim assistance programs
Pittsfield Criminal Records

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

Pittsfield Court Records

The Pike County State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in Pittsfield. 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 Pittsfield, the Pike 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 Pittsfield and Pike County law enforcement agencies to determine whether the evidence warrants prosecution. The DA also decides whether to offer a plea bargain or probation.

Pike County Victim Assistance Programs

In Pittsfield, 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 Pike 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 Pike 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 Pike County State Attorney

You may contact the Pike County State Attorney by calling 217-285-2971, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Pike County State Attorney, PO Box 283, Pittsfield, Illinois, 62363.


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