|Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Halifax||Virginia 24558|
|Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chatham||Virginia 24531||25 miles|
|Commonwealth Attorney||Charlotte Court House||Virginia 23923||26 miles|
|Danville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Danville||Virginia 24541||28 miles|
|Mecklenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Boydton||Virginia 23917||32 miles|
|Caswell County District Attorney||Yanceyville||North Carolina 27379||33 miles|
|Campbell County Commonwealth Aty||Rustburg||Virginia 24588||36 miles|
|Granville County District Attorney||Oxford||North Carolina 27565||38 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||41 miles|
|Lunenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Victoria||Virginia 23974||43 miles|
|Vance County District Attorney||Henderson||North Carolina 27536||43 miles|
|Lynchburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lynchburg||Virginia 24505||45 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.