Message from your Commonwealth's Attorney

As a victim or witness of crime, you likely have many questions. You may be experiencing feelings of confusion, fear, anxiety, or anger about the event itself or the judicial process. You can be assured that I, as your Commonwealth's Attorney, and my staff are committed to achieving justice in your case.

For too long, victims and witnesses felt overshadowed by the defendant. Federal and state legislation has helped to refocus the attention on victims through initiatives like the Victim's Bill of Rights, crime victim compensation funds, and Victim/Witness Programs. You are fortunate in Spotsylvania County to have a Victim/Witness Program that can advocate for you and assist you through the complex stages of the judicial process.

Our judicial system can only work with the assistance of victims and witnesses in the prosecution of criminal cases. I want to make sure that you have a voice in the system and that your needs and concerns are addressed. Should you have questions or need assistance at any point, please contact our Victim/Witness staff at 540-507-7667 or email the Victim and Witness Assistance Program.

Thank you,

G. Ryan Mehaffey