Pope County State Attorney in Golconda Illinois

Address and phone number for Pope County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at PO Box 689, Golconda IL.

Pope County State Attorney
PO Box 689, Golconda, Illinois, 62938

About the Pope County State Attorney

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

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

Golconda Court Records

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

Pope County Victim Assistance Programs

In Golconda, 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 Pope 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 Pope 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 Pope County State Attorney

You may contact the Pope County State Attorney by calling 618-683-2221, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Pope County State Attorney, PO Box 689, Golconda, Illinois, 62938.

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