State's Attorney's Office

See State's Attorney's Office location, address, and phone number, and public records search. District attorneys are public officials which investigate and prosecute crimes in a court of law. District attorneys are sometimes called prosecuting attorneys or commonwealth attorneys in some jurisdictions.

State's Attorney's Office
2000 Washington Avenue, Cairo, Illinois, 62914
(618) 734-0408

Nearby District Attorneys

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Hickman County District Attorney 25 miles
Massac County State Attorney 26 miles
Fulton County District Attorney 30 miles
Union County State Attorney 31 miles
Mccracken County District Attorney 32 miles
Johnson County State Attorney 32 miles
New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney 35 miles

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What is a district attorney?

District attorneys (DAs) are the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in their jurisdictions. Their authority is usually county-wide, although some district attorneys represent large cities. As long as they have probable cause, district attorneys have complete discretion in filing charges against individuals. Informed by police investigations, district attorneys may charge anyone with misdemeanors or felonies.

District attorneys review the available evidence and assess witness credibility to determine whether a suspect may have committed a particular crime. A DA may charge a suspect directly or may refer the evidence to a grand jury to consider an indictment against a suspect.

District attorneys are responsible for prosecuting defendants in court. They present the evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, oppose the arguments of a criminal defense attorney, and work to obtain a conviction against the defendant.