Scott County State Attorney in Winchester Illinois

Address and phone number for Scott County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at East Market Street, Winchester IL.

Scott County State Attorney
101 East Market Street, Winchester, Illinois, 62694

About the Scott County State Attorney

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

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

Winchester Court Records

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

Scott County Victim Assistance Programs

In Winchester, 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County State Attorney

You may contact the Scott County State Attorney by calling 217-742-8907, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Scott County State Attorney, 101 East Market Street, Winchester, Illinois, 62694.

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