|Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney||Newport News||Virginia 23607||3 miles|
|Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hampton||Virginia 23669||6 miles|
|Norfolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Norfolk||Virginia 23510||10 miles|
|Portsmouth County Commonwealth's Attorney||Portsmouth||Virginia 23704||10 miles|
|Poquoson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||17 miles|
|Isle Of Wight County Commonwealth's Attorney||Isle of Wight||Virginia 23397||19 miles|
|Chesapeake County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||23 miles|
|Virginia Beach County Commonwealth's Attorney||Virginia Beach||Virginia 23456||26 miles|
|Suffolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||26 miles|
|Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney||Surry||Virginia 23883||26 miles|
|James City County Commonwealth's Attorney||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||27 miles|
|Williamsburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||27 miles|
|Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Gloucester||Virginia 23061||29 miles|
|Mathews County Commonwealth's Attorney||Mathews||Virginia 23109||30 miles|
|Northampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Eastville||Virginia 23347||34 miles|
|Southampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Courtland||Virginia 23837||43 miles|
|Middlesex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Saluda||Virginia 23149||43 miles|
|Charles City County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charles City||Virginia 23030||44 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.