St. Clair County State Attorney in Belleville Illinois

Address and phone number for St. Clair County State Attorney, a District Attorney Office, at Public Square, Belleville IL.


Name
St. Clair County State Attorney
Address
10 Public Square, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
Phone
618-277-3892

About the St. Clair County State Attorney

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

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

Belleville Court Records

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

St. Clair County Victim Assistance Programs

In Belleville, 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair County State Attorney

You may contact the St. Clair County State Attorney by calling 618-277-3892, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: St. Clair County State Attorney, 10 Public Square, Belleville, Illinois, 62220.


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