Office of the District Attorney

Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney's Office in Prosecutorial District 16B. This District includes all of Robeson County in North Carolina. It is the duty of this office to represent the State of North Carolina with integrity and professionalism, while protecting victims and their rights, in the pursuit of justice.

The goal of this website is to make the information and services provided by the District Attorney's Office and the criminal justice system available to the public. Please take the time to search each page and explore all the information provided. Should you have any questions, we have also included details on how you may contact our office.

The criminal justice system can sometimes be complex to understand. If you would like help learning about its process and/or components, you may start by reading the information below, and following the links on this page.


A Victim's Rights
Here you will find a list of victims' rights and responsibilities, and information on what to do if you are threatened or intimidated. You can also find information concerning the Victims Compensation Program.

Courtroom Terminology
Here you will find a comprehensive list of various words and phrases, along with their definitions, used frequently in the Criminal Justice System. *This collection of terms and definitions are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for legal use or direction.

Court Process
Here you will find a brief description of the court process, from arrest to sentencing, along with a diagram to help better your understanding of the Criminal Justice System.

  Your District Attorney      

District Attorney Johnson BrittDistrict Attorney Luther Johnson Britt, III received a B.A. in Politics from Wake Forest University in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1987. He was admitted to the NC State Bar in 1987 and the United States Court Bar in 1992.

Britt’s career began in 1987 as an Associate for the law practice, Lee and Lee Attorneys at Law. In 1989, he became an Assistant District Attorney for the for the North Carolina Prosecutorial District 16B, Robeson County. In addition, he was an Assistant District Attorney for District 13, Brunswick, Columbus, and Bladen Counties. In 1994, he became the District Attorney for the Prosecutorial District 16B, Robeson County.

He served on the following boards or committees for North Carolina: 

Conference of District Attorneys: Executive Committee in 1997, 1998, 2000 and was the President from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. From 1997 to present he has served as the Chairman of the Training Committee, except for the year 2000-2001, where he served as Vice-President of the Executive Committee. In addition, he was the Co-Chairman for the Innovative Prosecution Committee in 1999 to present.
Britt served as a participant for the Promoting Innovation in Prosecution, by the Jefferson Institute for Justice Studies in Washington, DC from 1997 to present. He was a speaker for the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators Conference in July 1999 and the New York Prosecutors Training Institute, Inc. Management Seminar for Upper Level Supervisors in August 1999. Furthermore, he is a member of the North Carolina Advisory Committee, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids from 1997 to present. Lastly, he served as a member of the Robeson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council from 1999 to present.
He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, former deacon and is an elder. He is married to Fordham Baldridge Britt.