|Powhatan County Commonwealth's Attorney||Powhatan||Virginia 23139||10 miles|
|Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney||Louisa||Virginia 23093||24 miles|
|Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney||Palmyra||Virginia 22963||24 miles|
|Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Cumberland||Virginia 23040||24 miles|
|Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amelia Court House||Virginia 23002||25 miles|
|Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney||Richmond||Virginia 23273||25 miles|
|Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hanover||Virginia 23069||29 miles|
|Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||30 miles|
|Buckingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||36 miles|
|Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney||Farmville||Virginia 23901||38 miles|
|Commonwealth's Attorney||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||39 miles|
|Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Spotsylvania||Virginia 22553||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.