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Commonwealth Attorneys Office
Some of the responsibilities of the Petersburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office include:
Prosecuting all felony cases and appeals of misdemeanors and juvenile violations in Circuit Court
Prosecuting misdemeanor, traffic, and serious juvenile delinquency matters in the general district and juvenile courts.
Issuing subpoenas for witnesses in the general district and juvenile courts and requesting subpoenas from the Circuit Court
Preparing indictments for the grand jury (monthly) and setting all criminal matters in the Petersburg Circuit Court.
Meeting and answering citizens questions about criminal law
Providing training as requested by citizens and or civic organizations etc.
Providing guidance to police officers when needed during investigations
Providing continuing training to police on criminal law issues when new laws are enacted, and case law changes occur
Obtaining criminal and driving records record histories for trial
Interviewing victims and witnesses
Conducting Legal research
Filing show cause actions in all trial courts to collect restitution for victims and when there are violations of probation
Prosecuting certain violations of Petersburg ordinances prepared by the Commissioner of Revenue.
Review all license restorations.
Review and advise on all concealed weapon permits
Victim Witness Assistance Program
Virginia Courts Website
Commonwealth Attorneys Office Staff Directory
Commonwealth Attorney's Office - FOIA
Citizen Complaint Procedure & Forms
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