Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

The Commonwealth’s Attorney, his deputy and assistants are responsible for prosecuting criminal cases (felonies and misdemeanors) for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The attorneys in this office are responsible for assisting victims of any crime which occurs in the City of Charlottesville. There is no charge for services provided by this office.

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    Joint statement from Albemarle & Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorneys

    The Commonwealth’s Attorneys of Albemarle County and Charlottesville have advised law enforcement that it is not a crime to wear masks in public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread and exposure. Read on...
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    “Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

    Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates Read on...
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    Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

    For the month of April, ReadyKids in partnership with the Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney will use the campaign to raise awareness in the rise of child abuse and neglect cases during the pandemic era. Read on...
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