If no arrest has been made as a result of the incident, you must first file a police report with the police agency in the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred before contacting the States Attorneys Office. Once a police report is filed, the reporting agency forwards a copy of the report to the States Attorneys Office. You may phone the States Attorneys Office Charging Division to confirm that a copy of the police report has been received. If you want to pursue charges against the suspect, you will need to come to the States Attorneys Office and complete or submit a charge form.
Please note when coming to the States Attorneys Office to file charges that walk-in times are Tuesday 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the police have already made an arrest, you do not need to come to the States Attorneys Office immediately. You will receive a victims letter in the mail inviting you to come to the States Attorneys Office to pursue charges. If you receive a victims letter, you do not have to submit a charge form. If you are seeking compensation for any injuries or losses, you should bring supporting documentation if you have it. Should the charging attorney conclude that enough evidence exists to prove the charge(s) beyond a reasonable doubt, criminal charges may be filed. The States Attorneys Office cannot provide you with personal legal advice.