Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney

See Tazewell 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
Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney
Address
PO Box 946, Tazewell, Virginia, 24651
Phone
(276) 385-1240
Fax
(276) 988-5165

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Smyth County Commonwealth's Attorney 20 miles
Mcdowell County Prosecuting Attorney 21 miles
Bland County Commonwealth's Attorney 22 miles
Wythe County Commonwealth's Attorney 26 miles
Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney 28 miles
Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney 32 miles
Buchanan County Commonwealth's Attorney 34 miles
Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney 35 miles
Washington County Commonwealth's Attorney 39 miles
Galax County Commonwealth's Attorney 40 miles
Grayson Commonwealth's Atty 40 miles
Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney 40 miles

Map and Directions to Tazewell 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.