Commonwealth's Attorney


Lee R. Harrison
Commonwealth's Attorney

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Commonwealth's Attorney represents the people of Virginia in prosecuting criminal cases. The position is similar to that of the "District Attorney" in many other states. The Commonwealth's Attorney, elected by the people to a four year term, typically appoints one or more assistants to handle cases under his or her supervision.

Commonwealth Attorneys prosecute the most serious crimes, known as felonies, including murder, rape, and robbery. In many jurisdictions, they also prosecute misdemeanors and violations of local ordinances, including traffic offenses.

Commonwealth's Attorneys have numerous duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Virginia Constitution and Virginia Code. He has duties and powers imposed upon him by general law, including the duty of prosecuting all felonies and, in his discretion, Class 1, 2 and 3 misdemeanors.

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Physical Address:
Commonwealth's Attorney
9127 Washington St.-Boepple Bldg., Suite 101
Amelia, VA 23002

Mailing Address:
Lee R. Harrison
P.O. Box 169
Amelia, VA 23002

Phone: (804) 561-3302
Fax: (804) 561-3705
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