Commonwealth's Attorney's Office


The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses that occur in Hanover County. The office prosecutes all felony offenses, many misdemeanor violations and some traffic violations. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office also coordinates the extradition of criminals who have fled the state, prosecutes asset forfeitures and those individuals who fail to obey court orders.

Beyond the preparation and trial of criminal cases, the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office advises law enforcement agencies, consults with and advises the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Ashland Police Department and the Virginia State Police regarding policies and procedures, answers citizen inquiries concerning the criminal justice system, and provides assistance for on-going criminal investigations to the above law enforcement agencies.

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Contact Officer

  • R.E. Chalkley, III
    Commonwealth's Attorney
    P.O. Box 470
    Hanover, VA 23069
    Phone: 804-365-6185