Welcome to the web site for the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This web site reports on the operations of the office responsible for prosecuting those charged with violating the criminal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in Virginia Beach.
A message from Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach:
I am proud to lead the 87 dedicated men and women who help prepare and prosecute approximately 16,000 cases per year before 22 judges at three levels of court.
I believe the primary responsibility of government at every level is public safety. Everything else that citizens can accomplish, achieve and enjoy depends upon it. Schools, businesses, recreational pursuits, faith and family life are enhanced and thrive when our citizens feel safe in and out of their homes. The prosecutorial philosophy I have always subscribed to and instill in my assistants is that, above all, we must act with fairness and integrity. To the extent it is within our power, we must ensure that our citizens can have confidence in the awesome, powerful process that determines a person's guilt and punishment. No case should be brought against a defendant unless there is a substantial likelihood, based on the facts, evidence and applicable law, that the result will be, beyond a reasonable doubt, a verdict of guilty.
Please feel free to contact me via my Executive Assistant at (757) 385-8641 or submit questions, including your name and phone number, via e-mail to my Executive Assistant.