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Criminal Law Attorney in Rock Island, IL

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Posted on

Jan 11, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 57596 to 64973 Annually

Years of Experience

3-8 yrs required


Rock Island, IL, United States
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant State’s Attorney
Duties: As defined in 55 ILCS 5/3-9006 and 55 ILCS 5/3-9008. Performs and is responsible for general criminal prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, conservation and other types of cases. Reviews police reports and determines criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest criminal cases daily, secures additional information from law enforcement personnel when required, prepares felony cases for preliminary hearing or Grand Jury indictment and schedules trials. Formulates trial strategy, determines sentence sought, conducts plea negotiations, investigates case data and researches applicable case law. Secures and interviews witnesses to ascertain facts in case. Secures expert testimony, prepares witnesses for trial, assembles case files, attends pre-trial hearings and files or responds to pretrial motions. Communicates information on case status to all involved parties such as defense attorneys, police officials and victims. Prepares and responds to post-trial motions and represents the County at sentencing hearings Performs responsible functions in the areas of court case litigation and/or legal research. Meets regularly and works with a wide variety of staff including defense attorneys, witnesses, judges, law enforcement officers and others. Develops expertise in areas of law mandated to the office. Maintains awareness of changes in State, Federal and Local laws by performing research and pursues continuing education. Weekend and/or holiday court rotating coverage and on-call duties required. Upon request of the State’s Attorney provides analyses and documentation regarding a risk management. Each Rock Island County employee is responsible to engage in periodic activities that include: (a) County-wide risk management/safety training session, and (b) departmental educational training, and/or (c) evaluation/physical improvement of departmental physical assets that prevents, reduces, or corrects safety hazards. Other duties as required and/or assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from an accredited ABA Law School. Licensed to practice law in Illinois and be in good standing. Must have 3-8 years' experience practicing law. Trial experience preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal documents and interpretations. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from the general public, social service and government agencies, judges and other attorneys. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to judges, public groups and other attorneys. Ability to deal with fast paced highly stressful situations with evolving facts. Ability to effectively deal with difficult constituents, clients or defendants exposed to stressful situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Must have knowledge of laws, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules. Must have legal research experience and exposure to jury trial preparation and litigation work.

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