Commonwealth Attorney

See Commonwealth 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.

Commonwealth Attorney
111 Legrande Avenue, Charlotte Court House, Virginia, 23923
(434) 542-4786
(434) 542-4887

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Lunenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney 26 miles
Campbell County Commonwealth Aty 30 miles
Mecklenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney 30 miles
Nottoway County Commonwealth's Attorney 32 miles
Buckingham County Commonwealth's Attorney 34 miles
Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney 36 miles
Lynchburg County Commonwealth's Attorney 39 miles
Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney 41 miles
Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney 43 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.