Randolph County State Attorney in Chester Illinois

Address and phone number for Randolph County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at Taylor Street, Chester IL.

Randolph County State Attorney
1 Taylor Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233

About the Randolph County State Attorney

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

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

Chester Court Records

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

Randolph County Victim Assistance Programs

In Chester, 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 Randolph 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 Randolph 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 Randolph County State Attorney

You may contact the Randolph County State Attorney by calling 618-826-3738, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Randolph County State Attorney, 1 Taylor Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233.

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