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.