Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney

See Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney location, address, and phone number, and public records search. District attorneys are public officials which investigate and prosecute crimes in a court of law. District attorneys are sometimes called prosecuting attorneys or commonwealth attorneys in some jurisdictions.

Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney
520 King St Ste 301, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314
(703) 746-4100
(703) 746-4466

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
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Montgomery County State Attorney 19 miles
Charles County State Attorney 20 miles
Manassas County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Manassas Park County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Commonwealth Attorney 33 miles
Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney 33 miles

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What is a district attorney?

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.