|Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney||Woodstock||Virginia 22664||11 miles|
|Page County Commonwealth's Attorney||Luray||Virginia 22835||17 miles|
|Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney||Moorefield||West Virginia 26836||22 miles|
|Grant County Prosecuting Attorney||Petersburg||West Virginia 26847||26 miles|
|Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney||Front Royal||Virginia 22630||27 miles|
|Harrisonburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Harrisonburg||Virginia 22801||28 miles|
|Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Harrisonburg||Virginia 22801||28 miles|
|Rappahannock County Commonwealth's Attorney||Washington||Virginia 22747||30 miles|
|Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney||Romney||West Virginia 26757||36 miles|
|Pendleton County Prosecuting Attorney||Franklin||West Virginia 26807||37 miles|
|Winchester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||37 miles|
|Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||37 miles|
|Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney||Madison||Virginia 22727||39 miles|
|Greene County Commonwealth's Attorney||Stanardsville||Virginia 22973||39 miles|
|Clarke County Commonwealth's Attorney||Berryville||Virginia 22611||44 miles|
|Culpeper County Commonwealth's Attorney||Culpeper||Virginia 22701||45 miles|
|Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||45 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.