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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.

Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Case Assignments

Effective January 4, 2016

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, 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
JESSICA SMITH
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Child Sexual Assault, Assault on Police Officer
AMANDA TASSA
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Adult Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Neglect, Felony Hit and Run
SEAN SHERLOCK
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Domestic Violence, Offenses by adults in JDR Court, Appeals thereof

Team Two - Violent/Vice Crimes Unit (VCU) 

LAURA GREENE
Senior Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
VCU Supervisor; Major Crimes as assigned, Robberies, Probation Violations, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review
ANGELA DOUGHERTY
Senior Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
Vice/Narcotics Liaison, Narcotics offenses, Firearms offenses, Asset Forfeiture, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review
PATRICK O'BRIEN
Senior Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
Narcotics cases as assigned, Robbery cases as assigned
JOE MARTIN
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Criminal Misdemeanors, Malicious Wounding offenses as assigned

Team Three - White Collar/Fraud Unit (WFU)

DAVID LORD
Senior Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
WFU Supervisor, Major Crimes as assigned, Vehicular Manslaughter/Maiming, Crash Team Liaison, Felony DUI offenses, Electronic Evidence Order/Warrant Review
ANDREW CRIADO
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
White Collar offenses as assigned, Malicious Wounding
ERIN EARP
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
White Collar offenses as assigned, Gang Offenses, Felony Eluding cases
AUDRA O'BRIEN
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Offenses by juveniles, appeals thereof

Notes:
           
"Major Crimes" are assigned at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Major Crimes are cases which 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.

"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 grand larcenies, felony worthless check, felony destruction of property and other felony offenses not 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 or the Vice Narcotics Liaison.

Issues or questions related to electronic evidence orders or search warrants should be directed to 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 prosecutor.

The misdemeanor traffic docket in General District Court will be covered by assistants in rotation. Issues or questions related to traffic misdemeanor offenses that arise during regular work hours should be directed to the OCA main number and will be answered by the assistant covering the traffic docket on that date. Issues or questions related to traffic misdemeanors that arise after hours should be directed to one of the following assistants: David Lord, Audra O'Brien or Jessica Smith.