Fayette County State's Attorney

The office of the Fayette County State's Attorney serves the people of Fayette County, Illinois, approximately 22,000 citizens.  The city of Vandalia is the county seat of Fayette County.  The State's Attorney's Office is similar to that of a District Attorney or County Prosecutor in other states, and is responsible for a wide range of duties which include the following:


* Felony, Misdemeanor, and Traffic prosecution under State law.

* Juvenile actions including Delinquency, Truancy, Abuse and Neglect.

* Victim/Witness Services

* Provide legal representation to the Fayette County Board and elected

  county office holders


The State's Attorney supervises a staff of 1 full-time Assistant State's Attorney, and 4 support personnel.  The office processes an average of 200 felony, 300 misdemeanor, in excess of 125 DUI's, and 5000 traffic cases per year. 


The State's Attorney is not allowed to provide legal advice regarding civil matters such as, divorce, child support, child custody, evictions, and property line disputes. 





Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

Excluding Legal Holidays






State's Attorney's Office

221 S. 7th Street, Room 201

Vandalia, IL  62471


Phone: (618) 283-5040

Fax: (618) 283-9302


Joshua C. Morrison

State's Attorney


Amanda Ade-Harlow

Assistant State's Attorney


Janet Manley

Criminal Secretary 


Diane Hortenstine

Traffic Secretary   


Sara Mia Henna

Juvenile Secretary


Amanda Michel

Victim/Witness Coordinator

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