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Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Enforcement - Statewide Grand Jury - Carbondale

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Criminal Enforcement

Bureau: Statewide Grand Jury - Carbondale

The Constitution and laws of Illinois provide that no person shall be brought to trial for a crime punishable by death or by imprisonment in the penitentiary unless either the initial charge has been brought by indictment of a grand jury or the person has been given a prompt preliminary hearing and a judge has found probable cause. The Statewide Grand Jury Bureau is authorized by Illinois statute to prosecute multi-county cases involving drugs, guns, or computers. Working regularly with state and federal counterparts, the Bureau focuses on complex, often large scale, organized criminal activity.


The candidate must be able to work all aspects of moderately complex drug felony prosecutions as assigned. The prosecutions are vertical, which is to say that the AAG is responsible for all phases of his or her case, from investigation and grand jury presentation, through trial and post-trial motions. Travel is frequent, as the jurisdiction of the Bureau comprises all 102 Illinois counties. Additional duties might include assisting other bureaus with criminal trials or civil detention hearings (SVP cases), prosecuting civil drug asset forfeitures or nuisance abatements, and preparing periodic activity reports.


Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application. Candidates should have at least 2 years of prosecution experience. Felony trial experience, especially in the area of drug crimes, and experience dealing with expert testimony preferred.

Salary: Salaries start at $76,008.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Attorney Recruitment
Attn: Thor Y. Inouye
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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