Commonwealth's Attorney

About the Office

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is a four year elected position established by the Virginia Constitution. The local Commonwealth’s Attorney has established jurisdiction throughout both Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. The primary duty of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in this regard is to prosecute all felonies and most misdemeanors charged under Virginia laws that occur within the confines of our county and city. The Commonwealth’s Attorney acts as the chief law enforcement officer for each jurisdiction in Virginia. She appoints assistants under her supervision to assist in the prosecution of crimes. The Commonwealth’s Attorney represents Virginia in criminal matters brought before the various courts of our judicial system. The Commonwealth’s Attorney also oversees the Victim Witness Program to better assist victims and witnesses of crime in the criminal justice process.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney is committed to serving the people of Rockingham County and City of Harrisonburg. Please feel free to contact this office with any questions or concerns.