|Northampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Eastville||Virginia 23347||10 miles|
|Accomack County Commonwealth's Attorney||Accomac||Virginia 23301||20 miles|
|Mathews County Commonwealth's Attorney||Mathews||Virginia 23109||26 miles|
|Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Gloucester||Virginia 23061||37 miles|
|Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lancaster||Virginia 22503||38 miles|
|Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hampton||Virginia 23669||38 miles|
|Poquoson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||40 miles|
|Middlesex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Saluda||Virginia 23149||41 miles|
|Norfolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Norfolk||Virginia 23510||44 miles|
|Northumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||46 miles|
|Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney||Newport News||Virginia 23607||47 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.