Arlington Victim-Witness Program

See Arlington Victim-Witness Program 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.

Arlington Victim-Witness Program
1425 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia, 22201
(703) 228-4410
(703) 228-7116

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
District Of Columbia District Attorney 4 miles
Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney 5 miles
Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney 5 miles
Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney 13 miles
Montgomery County State Attorney 14 miles
Prince George's County State Attorney 19 miles
Manassas County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Manassas Park County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Charles County State Attorney 25 miles
Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney 30 miles
Howard County State Attorney 31 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.