Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

MISSION

At the Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office, we are dedicated to collaborating effectively with law enforcement and community partners, enhancing public safety within our community, prosecuting each case with unwavering integrity, and treating all victims, witnesses and staff with the utmost respect.

VALUES

Excellence

We are driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, continuously refining our skills and knowledge to deliver effective prosecutions and provide education and outreach services to our community.



Integrity

We uphold the highest ethical standards in our pursuit of justice, ensuring that every prosecution is conducted with fairness and impartiality.



Dedication

We are steadfast in our commitment to safeguarding our community, fostering a culture of passion, discipline, and balance within our team.


Teamwork

We recognize that strong partnerships are the cornerstone of effective law enforcement. We collaborate closely with law enforcement agencies, stakeholders in the criminal justice system, and community members to achieve our shared goal of public safety.

Respect

We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect, while cultivating an environment where our employees feel valued and empowered to contribute to our mission.




RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is committed to community outreach and engagement. If you or your organization is interested in having a representative from this office speak to your group, please contact Mackenzie Babichenko at 804-365-3138 or by email at mkbabichenko@hanovercounty.gov.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

Contact Officer: Mackenzie Babichenko
Commonwealth's Attorney
P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069
Phone: 804-365-6185

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