Welcome.

Welcome to the official website of the Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.  We are pleased to provide information to the citizens of Buchanan County concerning our office, the services that we provide, and news that may be of interest to you.

We look forward to serving the citizens of Buchanan County, and we encourage you to contact our office at any time should you need our assistance.

We Have an Experienced Legal Team

Real-World Courtroom Experience

Representing Buchanan County

Meet Gerald

Thank you for taking the time to visit my office’s website.  I am Gerald Arrington, and I am a lifelong resident of Buchanan County.  I grew up in the small community of Breaks, Virginia, and now live in Grundy.  I have two amazing sons, Dylan is currently serving in the United States Air force, and Jackson, who attends Grundy High School.

Following my graduation from Grundy Senior High School, I attended Clinch Valley College (UVA-Wise), where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Government.  I went on to graduate 5th in my class from the Appalachian School of Law.   In 2004, I was admitted to the Virginia bar and entered into the private practice of law.  I later served Buchanan County as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for two and a half years before opening my own law practice, Arrington Law Office.   On January 2, 2012, I began my first term as Commonwealth’s Attorney

It is truly an honor to serve as your Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Our county has given me so many wonderful blessings, I am pleased to have this opportunity to give back to my community. I pride myself on being accessible, so please don’t hesitate to call or stop by my office.

 

— Gerald D. Arrington

Contact Our Office

  276-935-6519

Our Responsibilities

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office serves an incredibly important role in the criminal justice system.  Commonly referred to as the District Attorney in most states, the Commonwealth’s Attorney is the legal representative for the citizens of Buchanan County and has the duty of seeking justice when the laws of our Commonwealth are violated.

As a leader of the criminal justice system in Buchanan County, the Commonwealth’s Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony violations of law in the Circuit Court, General District Court, and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  In a typical year, our office will handle around one thousand felony cases in the Buchanan County Circuit Court and thousands more in the district courts.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney provides legal advice to the police concerning sufficiency of evidence, which charges should be made, and other legal issues concerning the investigations of crime. The Commonwealth’s Attorney is also the legal advisor to the Grand Jury while also serving as an administrator, and a public servant with policy-making responsibilities.

Meet Our Team

Commonwealth’s Attorney

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Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

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Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

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Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

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Katie Puckett

Office Manager

Christie Stiltner

Paralegal

Michelle Roark

Paralegal

Sarah Vanover

Paralegal

Hayleigh Bostic

Director
Buchanan County Victim Witness Program

Latasha Hagerman

Assistant Director
Buchanan County Victim Witness Program

It is truly an honor to serve as your Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Our county has given me so many wonderful blessings, I am pleased to have this opportunity to give back to my community. I pride myself on being accessible, so please don’t hesitate to call or stop by my office.

Gerald D. Arrington

Commonwealth’s Attorney

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OUR MAIN OFFICE

1012 Walnut Street,
P.O. Box 804
Grundy, VA 24614

PHONE NUMBER

(276) 935-6519

FAX

(276) 935-5781

EMAIL

bcca@buchanan-ca.org

(to reach a specific person in our office, use the format firstname@buchanan-ca.org)

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