|Charlottesville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||12 miles|
|Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||12 miles|
|Waynesboro County Commonwealth's Attorney||Waynesboro||Virginia 22980||16 miles|
|Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lovingston||Virginia 22949||16 miles|
|Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney||Palmyra||Virginia 22963||22 miles|
|Augusta County Commonwealth's Attorney||Staunton||Virginia 24401||27 miles|
|Staunton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Staunton||Virginia 24401||27 miles|
|Greene County Commonwealth's Attorney||Stanardsville||Virginia 22973||28 miles|
|Buckingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||29 miles|
|Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amherst||Virginia 24521||33 miles|
|Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney||Louisa||Virginia 23093||36 miles|
|Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney||Orange||Virginia 22960||37 miles|
|Harrisonburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Harrisonburg||Virginia 22801||37 miles|
|Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Harrisonburg||Virginia 22801||37 miles|
|Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney||Madison||Virginia 22727||37 miles|
|Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Cumberland||Virginia 23040||38 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||41 miles|
|Rockbridge County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lexington||Virginia 24450||44 miles|
|Lexington County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lexington||Virginia 24450||44 miles|
|Goochland Commonwealth Atty||Fife||Virginia 23063||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.