100 S. 10th Street, Room 203
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, except county holidays
As the county’s chief law enforcement officer, it is the responsibility of the State’s Attorney to commence and prosecute criminal violations of Illinois law within Jefferson County, to provide counsel to the Grand Jury and to commence and prosecute all investigations before the Grand Jury, and to commence and prosecute matters pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act of Illinois, including actions to adjudicate minors to be wards of the Court as a result of abuse, neglect or delinquency. The State’s Attorney also serves as legal counsel for the county’s government, including the county board and county officeholders.
State's Attorney Hoffman supervises a staff of 3 full-time assistant state's attorneys, 1 part-time assistant state’s attorney, 1 full-time victim/witness coordinator, and 3 support personnel. The office processes yearly in excess of 600 felony cases, 700 misdemeanor cases and 7,000 traffic cases. The office provides services to victims and to witnesses guiding them through the maze of the legal system.
State's Attorney Hoffman and his staff welcome the opportunity to assist the citizens of Jefferson County. If you have been the victim of a crime, you must first and foremost contact the police, whether it is the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (618.244.8004), the Mt. Vernon Police Department (618.242.2727), or the Ina Police Department (618.437.5305), depending upon where the crime took place.