|Greensville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Emporia||Virginia 23847||12 miles|
|Halifax County District Attorney||Halifax||North Carolina 27839||14 miles|
|Brunswick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lawrenceville||Virginia 23868||25 miles|
|Southampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Courtland||Virginia 23837||28 miles|
|Sussex Commonwealth Attorney||Waverly||Virginia 23890||30 miles|
|Bertie County District Attorney||Ahoskie||North Carolina 27910||34 miles|
|Hertford County District Attorney||Ahoskie||North Carolina 27910||34 miles|
|Northampton County District Attorney||Ahoskie||North Carolina 27910||34 miles|
|Dinwiddie County Commonwealth's Attorney||Dinwiddie||Virginia 23841||39 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.