Suffolk VA District Attorney Office

Find Suffolk, 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.

Suffolk County Commonwealth's Attorney 150 N Main St Suffolk VA 23434 757-514-4365

About Suffolk District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Suffolk Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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