A District Attorney (D.A.) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case, filing charges on behalf of the state within their district (typically one or more counties). Prosecutors have a number of important tasks including reading police reports, deciding whether to charge a person with a criminal offense, litigating cases in court, conducting jury trials, recommending sentences, and even writing appellate briefs. On top of all of this, many D.A.s find themselves reaching out to their communities to conduct seminars to help educate the public on matters such a crime prevention, victim assistance, and more.
West Virginia's District Attorneys are referred to as "Prosecuting Attorneys." If you're involved in a criminal case, there may be instances where it makes sense to contact the prosecutor, such as negotiating a plea deal before trial. However, it's always best to follow your attorney's advice and counsel. Learn more about West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys below.
Attorney General of West Virginia
While the Prosecuting Attorneys file criminal charges on behalf of the state within their respective counties, the West Virginia Attorney General's office represents the state as a whole in matters of litigation. In addition, the Attorney General (or "A.G.") enforces consumer protection laws and files lawsuits on behalf of consumers.
Directory of West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys
There are 55 West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney offices, one for each county. To learn more about your local judicial district or to contact a prosecutor, click on the corresponding link below.
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.
Arrested in West Virginia? Get Professional Legal Help Today
Getting arrested and charged with a crime can be a devastating and scary experience. While you may not be charged with the crime of the century, you can still be on hook for a serious penalty, depending on whether you've been accused of a misdemeanor or felony. Learn more about your case and any possible defenses by meeting with an experienced West Virginia defense attorney.