Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney's Office in Prosecutorial District 23. The 23rd District includes all of Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes and Yadkin County, 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 following the links below.

Court Process
North Carolina has more than 400 criminal laws. Cases are heard in both District and Superior Courts. The most serious cases, the ones that often result in a prison sentence of at least one year or more, are felonies and they are usually heard in Superior Court. To learn more about the Court Process in North Carolina, please visit our "Court Process" web page.

Victims Rights
The State of North Carolina provides victims' of specific crimes certain rights and responsibilities under the law. Our office strives to ensure the interests of all victims are heard in the pursuit of justices. If you are not sure of your rights and responsibilities you can find answers on our "Victim's Rights" web page.

Courtroom Terminology
Legal terminology can sometimes be confusing. For a list of words and definitions commonly used in and around the courtroom, please visit our "Terminology" web page. This collection of terms and definitions are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for legal use or direction.

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