Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Case Assignments

In the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, prosecutors specialize by the types of crime (for example; domestic assault, sexual assault, or burglary) the defendant is charged with. Some crime types such as larceny and traffic offenses are assigned in rotation.

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Bryan Porter, Commonwealth's Attorney

Homicide, Crimes Against Administration of Justice, Legal Opinions, 
Police Internal Affairs, Grand Jury, Expungement Petitions

Molly Sullivan, Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

OCA Administration, Major Crimes as assigned, Arson, Involuntary Commitment Appeals, Mental Health Docket, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Supervisor


Team One - Special Victims Unit (SVU)

Cathryn Evans, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
 SVU Supervisor; Major Crimes as assigned, Burglaries, IAD/Extradition matters, Sex Offender Registration, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review

Amanda Tassa, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
SVU cases as assigned, Law Enforcement contact for Child Sexual Assault cases, Child Abuse and Neglect cases, Felony Hit and Run

Erin Earp, Assistant Commonwelath's Attorney
SVU cases as assigned, Law Enforcement contact for Adult Sexual Assault cases, Firearm Offenses

Audra O'Brien, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Domestic Violence, Offenses by adults in JDR Court, Appeals thereof

Team Two - Violent/Vice Crimes Unit (VCU)

David Lord, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
VCU Supervisor; Major Crimes as assigned, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review, Law Enforcement Contact for Robberies, Drug Offenses  

Jessica Smith, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Major Crimes as assigned, Vehicular Manslaughter and Maiming, Crash Team Liaison, Law Enforcement Contact for Malicious Wounding, Asset Forfeiture, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review  

Patrick O'Brien, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Drug Offenses as assigned, Assault on Police Officer cases as assigned

Joe Martin, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Offenses by juveniles; appeals thereof


Team Three—White Collar/Fraud Unit (WFU)

Andrew Criado, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
 WFU Supervisor, Major Crimes and White Collar cases as assigned, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review, Probation Violations

Sean A Sherlock, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
White Collar cases as assigned, Gang Offenses, Assault on Police Officer cases as assigned

Brittany Jones, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Traffic Misdemeanors, appeals thereof, Felony DUI

Maana Parcham, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Criminal Misdemeanors, appeals thereof


Notes:

"Major Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Major Crimes are cases that in the opinion of the Commonwealth's Attorney must be assigned to an experienced prosecutor due to extreme complexity, gravity or the novelty of issues presented. All homicides are considered Major Crimes.

"Special Victim Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the SVU Supervisor. Special Victims crimes include Child Sexual Assault, Adult Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Child Neglect cases. 

"Violent & Vice Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the VCU Supervisor.  Violent crimes include robbery, malicious wounding, malicious shooting at occupied building or vehicles and non-domestic related abductions.

"White Collar" crimes include fraud, prescription fraud, false pretense, embezzlement, forgery and uttering and credit card offenses. White Collar crimes are assigned at the pleasure of the WFU Supervisor. However, the White Collar Supervisor maintains primary responsibility for all white collar cases and is the contact person for CIS and VWAP on these matters. 

Other felony cases including all felony possession of narcotics cases, felony larcenies, felony worthless check, felony destruction of property, felony eluding, and other felony offenses not otherwise designated are assigned by the Chief Deputy to assistants in rotation.

Issues or questions related to narcotics cases should be directed to the VCU Supervisor. 

Issues or questions related to electronic evidence orders or search warrants should be directed to the Chief Deputy or one of the assistants designated as “Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review”. Once prepared, Electronic Evidence search warrants or orders should be e-mailed to Donald Harrison-Wright who will ensure that they are assigned to the appropriate assistant.


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