|Accomack County Commonwealth's Attorney||Accomac||Virginia 23301||11 miles|
|Northampton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Eastville||Virginia 23347||19 miles|
|Mathews County Commonwealth's Attorney||Mathews||Virginia 23109||33 miles|
|Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lancaster||Virginia 22503||40 miles|
|Somerset County State Attorney||Princess Anne||Maryland 21853||43 miles|
|Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Gloucester||Virginia 23061||44 miles|
|Worcester County State Attorney||Snow Hill||Maryland 21863||46 miles|
|Northumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||46 miles|
|Middlesex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Saluda||Virginia 23149||46 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.