|Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney||Bedford||Virginia 24523||8 miles|
|Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney||Bedford||Virginia 24523||9 miles|
|Botetourt Commonwealth Attorney||Fincastle||Virginia 24090||15 miles|
|Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney||Salem||Virginia 24153||21 miles|
|Salem County Commonwealth's Attorney||Salem||Virginia 24153||22 miles|
|Lynchburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lynchburg||Virginia 24505||26 miles|
|Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney||Rocky Mount||Virginia 24151||27 miles|
|Campbell County Commonwealth Aty||Rustburg||Virginia 24588||32 miles|
|Lexington County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lexington||Virginia 24450||32 miles|
|Rockbridge County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lexington||Virginia 24450||32 miles|
|Alleghany County Commonwealth's Attorney||Covington||Virginia 24426||34 miles|
|Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amherst||Virginia 24521||38 miles|
|Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chatham||Virginia 24531||40 miles|
|Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney||Christiansburg||Virginia 24073||43 miles|
|Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney||Martinsville||Virginia 24112||44 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||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.