Dinwiddie County VA District Attorney Office

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Dinwiddie Commonwealth Attorney 14008 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie VA 23841 804-469-4536

About Dinwiddie County District Attorney

The Dinwiddie County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Dinwiddie County, VA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Dinwiddie County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Dinwiddie County 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 Dinwiddie County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Dinwiddie County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Dinwiddie County, the District Attorney, along with the Dinwiddie County 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 Dinwiddie County 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.