FAQs by Victims and Witnesses

Here you will find answers to the State's Attorney's Office's most Frequently Asked Questions by Victims and Witnesses. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact Victim/Witness Coordinator Desi Jellen at (618)692-6280.

What should I do if I am a victim of a crime and wish to pursue charges?

What should I do if I am a victim of a crime and no longer wish for the case to be pursued?

What are my rights as a victim of a crime?

How do I know if I am a qualify as a crime victim?

What are my responsibilities as a victim of a crime?

Do I need to be present for every court date of the defendant?

What should I do if the defense attorney wants to talk to me?

How can I get an Order of Protection?

Is the State's Attorney's Office my lawyer?

Is there someone in the State's Attorney's Office who can answer my questions?