|Goochland Commonwealth Atty||Fife||Virginia 23063||11 miles|
|Powhatan County Commonwealth's Attorney||Powhatan||Virginia 23139||13 miles|
|Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Cumberland||Virginia 23040||15 miles|
|Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney||Palmyra||Virginia 22963||17 miles|
|Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amelia Court House||Virginia 23002||24 miles|
|Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney||Louisa||Virginia 23093||25 miles|
|Buckingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||25 miles|
|Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney||Farmville||Virginia 23901||30 miles|
|Charlottesville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||33 miles|
|Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||33 miles|
|Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney||Richmond||Virginia 23273||35 miles|
|Nottoway County Commonwealth's Attorney||Nottoway Court House||Virginia 23955||37 miles|
|Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||38 miles|
|Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hanover||Virginia 23069||40 miles|
|Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney||Orange||Virginia 22960||40 miles|
|Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lovingston||Virginia 22949||43 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||46 miles|
|Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Spotsylvania||Virginia 22553||46 miles|
District attorneys (DAs) are the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in their jurisdictions. Their authority is usually county-wide, although some district attorneys represent large cities. As long as they have probable cause, district attorneys have complete discretion in filing charges against individuals. Informed by police investigations, district attorneys may charge anyone with misdemeanors or felonies.
District attorneys review the available evidence and assess witness credibility to determine whether a suspect may have committed a particular crime. A DA may charge a suspect directly or may refer the evidence to a grand jury to consider an indictment against a suspect.
District attorneys are responsible for prosecuting defendants in court. They present the evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, oppose the arguments of a criminal defense attorney, and work to obtain a conviction against the defendant.