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North Carolina District Attorneys

Criminal charges are filed by the district attorney (D.A.) in the district where the crime was allegedly committed. The criminal case becomes official once the D.A.'s office files the information or the grand jury decides to proceed with the charges. In North Carolina, prosecutors are called "prosecutorial district attorneys."

There may be instances where it makes sense to communicate with the D.A. about the criminal charges filed against you. But remember that they can use anything you accidentally share with them against you. So, it's advised that you work with an attorney. The following article provides information about North Carolina's prosecutorial district attorneys.

North Carolina Attorney General's Office

The top lawyer in the state is the North Carolina Attorney General. This official engages in the following types of roles:

  • Involvement in state litigation
  • Enforcing consumer protection laws
  • Providing other services on behalf of the state as a whole

Underneath the Attorney General are the prosecutorial district attorneys. Beneath the prosecutorial district attorneys are the assistant district attorneys. All three officials handle the administration of local law enforcement. They do the same for the criminal justice system in their respective jurisdictions. At each of the district attorney's offices, officials handle various administrative and legal matters. All these deal with criminal law and consumer protection issues. Examples of criminal offenses that the prosecutorial district attorneys handle are:

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault, including matters related to protective orders
  • Unlawful and discriminatory evictions and actions against criminal landlords
  • A variety of other criminal offenses

Directory of North Carolina Prosecutorial District Attorneys

There are 39 prosecutorial districts in North Carolina, each comprising at least one county. To learn more about your local district attorney and find contact information, click on the corresponding link below.

1st Prosecutorial District Attorney

Camden / Chowan / Currituck / Dare / Gates / Pasquotank / Perquimans

2nd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Beaufort / Hyde / Martin / Tyrrell / Washington

3rd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Pitt

4th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Carteret / Craven / Pamlico

5th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Duplin / Jones / Onslow / Sampson

6th Prosecutorial District Attorney

New Hanover / Pender

7th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Halifax, Bertie / Hertford / Northampton

8th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Edgecombe / Nash / Wilson

9th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Greene / Lenoir / Wayne

10th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Wake

11th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Franklin / Granville / Vance / Person / Warren

12th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Harnett / Lee

13th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Johnston

14th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Cumberland

15th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Bladen / Brunswick / Columbus

16th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Durham

17th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Alamance

18th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Chatham / Orange

19th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Hoke / Scotland

20th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Robeson

21st Prosecutorial District Attorney

Anson / Richmond

22nd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Rockingham / Caswell

23rd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Stokes / Surry

24th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Guilford

25th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Cabarrus

26th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Mecklenberg

27th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Rowan

28th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Stanly / Montgomery

29th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Moore

30th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Union

31st Prosecutorial District Attorney

Forsyth

32nd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Alexander / Iredell

33rd Prosecutorial District Attorney

Davidson / Davie

34th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Alleghany / Ashe / Wilkes / Yadkin

35th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Avery / Madison / Mitchell / Watauga / Yancey

36th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Burke / Caldwell / Catawba

37th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Randolph

38th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Gaston

39th Prosecutorial District Attorney

Cleveland / Lincoln

Note: We strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state. But this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Get Legal Assistance Before Contacting a North Carolina District Attorney

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, you may be facing serious fines, loss of your professional license, or even prison time. Since so much is on the line, it makes sense to work with a criminal lawyer. This is the case even if the D.A. offers a reasonable plea deal. Get started today and contact an experienced North Carolina criminal defense attorney near you. It doesn't matter where you're located. Whether you're in Wake County, Mecklenburg County, Raleigh, or Charlotte, it's important to get the legal help you need.

If you can't afford an attorney, you still have options. You can contact the office of the public defender. Attorneys at the office of the public defender provide free legal help to qualifying people with low income. You could contact the North Carolina State Bar Association if you need referrals for private attorneys. They can provide free referrals. You could also contact Legal Aid of North Carolina. Paralegals and lawyers at this nonprofit organization can provide low-cost legal services to qualifying people. It's important to get the legal advice you need.

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