|Isle Of Wight County Commonwealth's Attorney||Isle of Wight||Virginia 23397||10 miles|
|Southampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Courtland||Virginia 23837||16 miles|
|Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney||Surry||Virginia 23883||17 miles|
|Suffolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Suffolk||Virginia 23434||20 miles|
|Sussex Commonwealth Attorney||Waverly||Virginia 23890||21 miles|
|Newport News County Commonwealth's Attorney||Newport News||Virginia 23607||26 miles|
|James City County Commonwealth's Attorney||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||27 miles|
|Williamsburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Williamsburg||Virginia 23188||27 miles|
|Portsmouth County Commonwealth's Attorney||Portsmouth||Virginia 23704||30 miles|
|Prince George County Commonwealth's Attorney||Prince George||Virginia 23875||30 miles|
|Poquoson County Commonwealth's Attorney||Yorktown||Virginia 23690||31 miles|
|Charles City County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charles City||Virginia 23030||32 miles|
|Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hampton||Virginia 23669||35 miles|
|Petersburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Petersburg||Virginia 23803||35 miles|
|Hopewell County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||35 miles|
|Norfolk County Commonwealth's Attorney||Norfolk||Virginia 23510||36 miles|
|Chesapeake County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesapeake||Virginia 23322||36 miles|
|Colonial Heights County Commonwealth's Attorney||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||37 miles|
|Greensville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Emporia||Virginia 23847||39 miles|
|Dinwiddie County Commonwealth's Attorney||Dinwiddie||Virginia 23841||40 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.