|Virginia Beach County Commonwealth's Attorney||Virginia Beach||Virginia 23456|
|Chesapeake County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||15 miles|
|Norfolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Norfolk||Virginia 23510||17 miles|
|Portsmouth County Commonwealth's Attorney||Portsmouth||Virginia 23704||20 miles|
|Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hampton||Virginia 23669||26 miles|
|Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney||Newport News||Virginia 23607||27 miles|
|Camden County District Attorney||Elizabeth||North Carolina 27909||32 miles|
|Pasquotank County District Attorney||Elizabeth||North Carolina 27909||32 miles|
|Suffolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||33 miles|
|Isle Of Wight County Commonwealth's Attorney||Isle of Wight||Virginia 23397||39 miles|
|Northampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Eastville||Virginia 23347||43 miles|
|Poquoson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||43 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.