Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney

See Newport News County Commonwealth's 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.


Name
Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney
Address
2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia, 23607

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney 9 miles
Portsmouth County Commonwealth's Attorney 9 miles
Norfolk County Commonwealth's Attorney 11 miles
Isle Of Wight County Commonwealth's Attorney 16 miles
Poquoson County Commonwealth's Attorney 18 miles
Chesapeake County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Suffolk County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney 25 miles
Virginia Beach County Commonwealth's Attorney 26 miles
James City County Commonwealth's Attorney 27 miles
Williamsburg County Commonwealth's Attorney 27 miles
Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney 31 miles

Map and Directions to Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney

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.