|Powhatan County Commonwealth's Attorney||Powhatan||Virginia 23139|
|Goochland Commonwealth Atty||Fife||Virginia 23063||9 miles|
|Amelia County Commonwealth's Attorney||Amelia Court House||Virginia 23002||15 miles|
|Cumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Cumberland||Virginia 23040||19 miles|
|Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney||Richmond||Virginia 23273||24 miles|
|Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney||Chesterfield||Virginia 23832||25 miles|
|Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney||Palmyra||Virginia 22963||29 miles|
|Nottoway County Commonwealth's Attorney||Nottoway Court House||Virginia 23955||30 miles|
|Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney||Farmville||Virginia 23901||31 miles|
|Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney||Louisa||Virginia 23093||33 miles|
|Buckingham County Commonwealth's Attorney||Buckingham||Virginia 23921||33 miles|
|Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hanover||Virginia 23069||33 miles|
|Colonial Heights County Commonwealth's Attorney||Colonial Heights||Virginia 23834||35 miles|
|Dinwiddie County Commonwealth's Attorney||Dinwiddie||Virginia 23841||37 miles|
|Petersburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Petersburg||Virginia 23803||37 miles|
|Hopewell County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hopewell||Virginia 23860||38 miles|
|Prince George County Commonwealth's Attorney||Prince George||Virginia 23875||42 miles|
|Lunenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Victoria||Virginia 23974||42 miles|
|Charlottesville County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||45 miles|
|Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney||Charlottesville||Virginia 22902||45 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.