|Mecklenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Boydton||Virginia 23917||12 miles|
|Lunenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Victoria||Virginia 23974||17 miles|
|Commonwealth Attorney||Charlotte Court House||Virginia 23923||18 miles|
|Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Halifax||Virginia 24558||26 miles|
|Nottoway County Commonwealth's Attorney||Nottoway Court House||Virginia 23955||30 miles|
|Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney||Farmville||Virginia 23901||33 miles|
|Brunswick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lawrenceville||Virginia 23868||34 miles|
|Vance County District Attorney||Henderson||North Carolina 27536||35 miles|
|Granville County District Attorney||Oxford||North Carolina 27565||36 miles|
|Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney||Appomattox||Virginia 24522||42 miles|
|Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amelia Court House||Virginia 23002||44 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.