|Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Cumberland||Virginia 23040||15 miles|
|Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney||Farmville||Virginia 23901||18 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||21 miles|
|Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lovingston||Virginia 22949||24 miles|
|Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney||Palmyra||Virginia 22963||26 miles|
|Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amherst||Virginia 24521||30 miles|
|Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amelia Court House||Virginia 23002||32 miles|
|Powhatan County Commonwealth's Attorney||Powhatan||Virginia 23139||33 miles|
|Charlottesville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||34 miles|
|Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||34 miles|
|Commonwealth Attorney||Charlotte Court House||Virginia 23923||34 miles|
|Goochland Commonwealth Atty||Fife||Virginia 23063||36 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.