Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney

The Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of all felony charges and some misdemeanor charges resulting from violations of the Criminal Code of Virginia which occur in the City of Norfolk. The Office also handles certain civil matters which include forfeiture actions against property used in connection with crimes and violations of election laws. The work of the Office is led by the Commonwealth’s Attorney, a constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Norfolk, and is supported by:

  • Legal Secretaries
  • Paralegals
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim/Witness Services Specialists
  • Other Professionals

Each person in the Office works hard daily to ensure the efficient, effective, and ethical prosecution of defendants and comprehensive representation of crime victims and witnesses in the appropriate courts in Norfolk: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court. Generally, everyone in the Office is assigned to a prosecution team.

  • Drug Team
  • Gang Team
  • General Prosecution Team
  • Juvenile Team
  • Juvenile Violent Crime/Domestic Violence Team
  • Violent Crime Team

In addition, the Office facilitates community outreach initiatives which support public safety and criminal justice needs in Norfolk.

  • Community Collaboration Center
  • Norfolk Family Justice Center
  • Victim/Witness Assistance Program