What does the Commonwealth’s Attorney do?

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What does the Commonwealth’s Attorney do?

The Commonwealth’s Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases that occur in the City of Charlottesville. The office is also responsible for assisting witnesses and victims of crime. There is no charge for services provided by the office. Beyond the preparation and trial of criminal cases, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office advises law enforcement agencies, consults with the University of Virginia and Charlottesville Police Departments regarding policies and procedures, answers citizen inquiries concerning the criminal justice system, and provides assistance for on-going criminal investigations being conducted by various law enforcement agencies.


Who can vote?

Any person who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age as of the date of the November General Election and a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia may register to vote. Those individuals who have been convicted of a felony must have had their civil rights restored to be able to register.


When is the election?

Joe is the Democratic nominee for Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney. Voting will be on November 7, 2017 and any registered voter living in the City of Charlottesville can participate.

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Where do I vote?

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