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Commonwealth Attorney, Meredith Adkins

King and Queen Countys Commonwealth Attorney is a Constitutional Officer who is elected every four years. The Commonwealth’s attorney is required to advise and/or represent the county departments, agencies, officials and employees in matters involving the enforcement of the criminal law within the county. The Commonwealth’s Attorney has the duties and powers imposed upon him by general law, including the duty of prosecuting all warrants, indictments or informations charging a felony, and he may in his discretion, prosecute Class 1, 2 and 3 misdemeanors, or any other violation, the conviction of which carries a penalty of confinement in jail, or a fine of $500 or more, or both such confinement and fine.


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