Alexandria VA District Attorney Office

Find Alexandria, Virginia district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney 520 King St Ste 301 Alexandria VA 22314 703-746-4100

About Alexandria District Attorney

The Alexandria District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Alexandria, VA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Alexandria Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Alexandria take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Alexandria DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Alexandria public criminal records
  • Alexandria Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Alexandria, VA
  • Grand jury proceedings
Alexandria Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Alexandria criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Alexandria Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Alexandria District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Alexandria, Virginia. The evidence provided by the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Alexandria DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Alexandria Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Alexandria Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Alexandria DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Alexandria, the District Attorney, along with the Alexandria Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Virginia law, the Office of the Alexandria DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level VA Court.