|Commonwealth Attorney||Stafford||Virginia 22554||17 miles|
|Fredericksburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fredericksburg||Virginia 22404||17 miles|
|Commonwealth's Attorney||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||17 miles|
|Charles County State Attorney||La Plata||Maryland 20646||22 miles|
|Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Spotsylvania||Virginia 22553||23 miles|
|Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Montross||Virginia 22520||23 miles|
|St. Mary's County State Attorney||Leonardtown||Maryland 20650||29 miles|
|Essex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||30 miles|
|Richmond County Commonwealth's Attorney||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||31 miles|
|Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hanover||Virginia 23069||36 miles|
|Manassas County Commonwealth's Attorney||Manassas||Virginia 20110||37 miles|
|Manassas Park County Commonwealth's Attorney||Manassas||Virginia 20110||37 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.