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Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney PO Box 38 Philippi WV 26416 49.3 miles from 15341 304-457-1811
Westmoreland County District Attorney 2 North Main Street Greensburg PA 15601 53.6 miles from 15341 724-830-3949
Wirt County Prosecuting Attorney 1 Elizabeth Drive Weston WV 26452 54.6 miles from 15341 304-275-8901
Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney PO Box 686 Weston WV 26452 54.6 miles from 15341 304-269-8240
County of Pleasants: Prosecuting Attorney 301 Court Lane St. Marys WV 26170 54.8 miles from 15341 304-684-2202
Generally, law enforcement agencies, not the District Attorney, are responsible for investigating cases. However, the District Attorney must evaluate the evidence provided by law enforcement and may determine that additional investigation is necessary before filing charges. In some instances, the District Attorney may assign an independent investigator to seek additional evidence.
For the most part, crimes should be reported to a law enforcement agency. Some county or city District Attorneys may take crime reports for certain types of crimes, such as insurance fraud, corruption or misconduct of public officials, and elder or dependent abuse.
Felonies are the most serious types of offenses and carry sentences that usually exceed one year in state or federal jail. Felonies are classified by degrees, with first-degree felonies being the most serious. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are punishable by fines and less than a year in prison.