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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    Mark Vincent Marsh pleads guilty to carjacking with a firearm and assault and battery

    The plea stems from an incident that took place on January 10, 2020, in which a Good Samaritan observed a female being assaulted by Mr. Marsh on Rives Street. Read on...
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    City Hires New Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

    Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania is pleased to announce the hiring of Cassondra Baber as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Charlottesville. 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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