All criminal cases start in the State Attorney’s Office. The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over criminal offenses within Jersey County which are punishable by imprisonment. Criminal Fines and Fees will vary with the sentence and the respective arresting agency. For questions please contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (618) 498-5571 ext. 149.
Appearances shall be limited to attorneys and parties only. Any cases wherein an attorney can appear for a client while accomplishing a productive hearing shall be so held. The court is following health and safety protocols set by the Illinois Supreme Court and state and local health departments.
The Office of the Circuit Clerk is available to take payments by mail, online, or an after-hours drop-box by the Courthouse door. Please call our office for further information.
ATTENTION: Cell phones are now permitted in the Courthouse. However, I am asking you to please silence all notification ALARMS. Please keep all distractions out of the courtroom. Thank you for your cooperation.