District Attorney Offices in Waynesboro, Virginia

Find Waynesboro, 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.

Waynesboro County Commonwealth's Attorney 250 S Wayne Ave Waynesboro, VA

About Waynesboro District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Waynesboro Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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