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

  • Asset Forfeiture