State's Attorney Office

The State’s Attorney has the exclusive responsibility of prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois as well as many other regulatory laws of the State and County, including felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses, DUI, traffic regulations, and County ordinances.

He is also the lawyer for the County itself, providing legal advice, defense of the court actions and filing and presentation of cases brought by the County, including tax collection.  He represents the County office holders and the County Board in their official capacity.  The State’s Attorney’s staff consists of a full-time State’s Attorney, a full-time Assistant State's Attorney, a part-time Assistant State's Attorney, a full-time Victim Witness Coordinator, a full-time Office Manager, and a full-time Secretary.

The State’s Attorney is always on 24-hour, seven days-a-week call to assist police departments, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and other law enforcement agencies working with Jo Daviess County.

The State’s Attorney and his staff are responsible for the following areas: Grand Jury investigations, criminal investigations, criminal jury trials, felony, misdemeanor, and traffic prosecutions, welfare fraud, public health, juvenile cases, mental health cases, interstate reciprocal support, public aid cases, advice to government officials, zoning research and planning, civil appeals, tax collection, liability and workers’ compensation defense and law enforcement liaison.