North Carolina District Attorneys

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Criminal charges are filed by the District Attorney (or "D.A.") in the district where the crime was (allegedly) committed. The criminal case becomes official once the D.A.'s office files the "information" or the grand jury decides to proceed with the charges. In North Carolina, prosecutors are called "Prosecutorial District Attorneys."

While there may be instances where it makes sense to communicate with the D.A. about criminal charges filed against you, remember that they can use anything you accidentally share with them against you. Therefore, it's advised that you work with an attorney in this regard. The following article provides information about North Carolina's Prosecutorial District Attorneys.

North Carolina Attorney General's Office

The top lawyer in the state is the North Carolina Attorney General, who is involved in state litigation, enforces consumer protection laws, and provides other services on behalf of the state as a whole.

Directory of North Carolina Prosecutorial District Attorneys

There are 39 prosecutorial districts in North Carolina, each comprising at least one county. To learn more about your local District Attorney or to contact them, click on the corresponding link below.

1st Prosecutorial District Attorney (Camden / Chowan / Currituck / Dare / Gates / Pasquotank / Perquimans)

23rd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Stokes / Surry)

2nd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Beaufort / Hyde / Martin / Tyrrell / Washington)

24th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Guilford)

3rd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Pitt)

25th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Cabarrus)

4th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Carteret / Craven / Pamlico)

26th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Mecklenberg)

5th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Duplin / Jones / Onslow / Sampson)

27th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Rowan)

6th Prosecutorial District Attorney (New Hanover / Pender)

28th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Stanly / Montgomery)

7th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Halifax, Bertie / Hertford / Northampton)

29th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Moore)

8th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Edgecombe / Nash / Wilson)

30th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Union)

9th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Greene / Lenoir / Wayne)

31st Prosecutorial District Attorney (Forsyth)

10th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Wake)

32nd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Alexander / Iredell)

11th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Franklin / Granville / Vance / Person / Warren)

33rd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Davidson / Davie)

12th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Harnett / Lee)

34th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Alleghany / Ashe / Wilkes / Yadkin)

13th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Johnston)

35th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Avery / Madison / Mitchell / Watauga / Yancey)

14th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Cumberland)

36th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Burke / Caldwell / Catawba)

15th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Bladen / Brunswick / Columbus)

37th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Randolph)

16th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Durham)

38th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Gaston)

17th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Alamance)

39th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Cleveland / Lincoln)

18th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Chatham / Orange)

40th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Buncombe)

19th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Hoke / Scotland)

41st Prosecutorial District Attorney (McDowell / Rutherford)

20th Prosecutorial District Attorney (Robeson)

42nd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Henderson / Polk / Transylvania)

21st Prosecutorial District Attorney (Anson / Richmond)

43rd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Cherokee / Clay / Graham / Haywood / Jackson / Macon / Swain)

22nd Prosecutorial District Attorney (Rockingham / Caswell)

 

Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Get Legal Assistance Before Contacting a North Carolina District Attorney

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, you may be facing serious fines, loss of your professional license, or even prison time. Since so much is on the line -- even if the D.A. offers a reasonable plea deal -- it makes sense to work with a legal professional. Get started today and contact an experienced North Carolina criminal defense attorney near you.

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