Hampton VA District Attorney Office

Find Hampton, 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.

Hampton County Commonwealth's Attorney PO Box 70 Hampton VA 23669 757-727-6260

About Hampton District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Hampton Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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