Mecklenburg County VA District Attorney Office

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Mecklenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney 393 Washington Street Boydton VA 23917 434-738-6191

About Mecklenburg County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Mecklenburg County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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