Falls Church VA District Attorney Office

Find Falls Church, 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.

Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney 300 Park Ave Falls Church VA 22046

About Falls Church District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Falls Church Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Falls Church, the District Attorney, along with the Falls Church 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 Falls Church 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.