The Government Center is open to the public. We ask that you continue to use the remote methods of doing business, including online, over the phone, and through the drop-box and drive-through window. Please follow the safety measures posted and wear a mask in the building. Check COVID-19 Resources for Government Center Services and Updates for the latest information. As always, call 540-245-5600 - we are here to help.



Important Announcement


Due to COVID-19, and the Judicial Emergency Order issued by the Supreme Court on March 12, 2020, our office is closed until further notice. All of our attorneys are working from home and can be contacted by email. Voicemail, fax and mail will be checked infrequently, so you must email if your matter is urgent.  If you do not know which attorney to contact for your case, you can contact the following:

For Circuit Court matters contact Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Lorna Port:  lornamail

For Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court matters contact Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Alexandra Meador:alexmail

For General District Court matters contact Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Welsh:danmail


If you are a victim of a crime and need to speak with someone about your case, please contact the following members of our Victim/Witness Program and they will be able to assist you:

For all Domestic Violence related matters contact Kathy Jenkins:kathymail

For General District Court matters and Circuit Court matters related to property crimes contact Sandi Battaglia:sandymail

For all other matters, contact Julie Hawkins:juliemail

Last Updated: 3/23/2020


The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases in Augusta County, Virginia.

 If you have a question regarding a pending case,
please contact us at (540) 245-5313.


If you have information regarding the commission of a crime or if you are the victim of a crime which has not yet been investigated by a law enforcement agency, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff's Office at (540) 245-5333.

This will insure the proper investigation of your case before it is referred to our office for prosecution.