The State's Attorney's Office represents the People of the State of Illinois and is charged with the prosecution of violations of the criminal statutes of Illinois. The function of the office is two-fold.

The Ogle County State's Attorney's Office prosecutes traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases against both juvenile and adult offenders, and serves to protect children from abuse and neglect. If a citizen is the victim of a crime, the offense should be reported immediately to the police for investigation. Upon request of the police authority, the State's Attorney's Office will provide legal guidance to the police at any time, day or night.

The State's Attorney is also charged with the civil legal representation of Ogle County. As a legal advisor, the State's Attorney's Office provides legal advice on contracts, policies, and ordinances, and provides opinions to the County Board, county elected officials, and department heads on their duties and responsibilities.

The professional staff includes three full-time Assistant State’s Attorneys, one part time Assistant State’s Attorney and five support staff. The State’s Attorney’s staff is present in four courtrooms on a daily basis.

The cases handled by the State’s Attorney’s office include:

Felony and misdemeanor criminal matters
Juvenile detention and prosecution
Juvenile abuse and neglect
Advice to government officials
The State’s Attorney’s Office also provides staffing for the Ogle County Drug and DUI Treatment Courts.