Tyler Tripp
State’s Attorney

309 West Mar­ket Street, Room 239
Jones­boro, Illi­nois 62952

Phone: 618–833-7216
Fax: 618–833-3349

Assis­tant State’s Attor­ney – Bran­don Woudenberg

Office Hours: Mon­day-Fri­day, 8:00 a.m.-12:00p.m., 1:00 p.m‑4:00 p.m.

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office is respon­si­ble for pros­e­cut­ing all vio­la­tions of crim­i­nal law occur­ring with­in Union Coun­ty on behalf of the Peo­ple of the State of Illi­nois. Addi­tion­al­ly, the office serves as legal coun­sel to Union Coun­ty gov­ern­ment includ­ing the Board of Coun­ty Com­mis­sion­ers and oth­er elect­ed offi­cials. The State’s Attorney’s Office also pros­e­cutes vio­la­tions of Union Coun­ty ordi­nances and rep­re­sents the Coun­ty in civ­il court proceedings.

The State’s Attorney’s Office con­sists of three full-time attor­neys and three full-time legal assis­tants. The office’s Vic­tim Advo­cate Unit pro­vides ser­vices to crime vic­tims and con­sists of one full-time Vic­tim Advo­cate and a part-time Vic­tim-Wit­ness Coordinator.

The guid­ing prin­ci­ple for the Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office is found in Illi­nois Supreme Court Rule 3.8:

The duty of a pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor … is to seek jus­tice, not mere­ly to convict. 

In each indi­vid­ual case, the office seeks to ensure that jus­tice is served for all par­ties involved and for the Peo­ple of the State of Illinois.