Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney's Office in Prosecutorial District 25. This District encompasses all of Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties in North Carolina. It is James C. Gaither, Jr.the duty of this office to represent the State with integrity and professionalism, while protecting victims and their rights, in the pursuit of justice.

The goal of this site 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 and difficult to understand. If you would like help learning about its process and/or components, you should start by following the links below.

Your District Attorney

Commonly refers to an attorney for the community elected by the people in his/her district to represent the interests of the general public, including crime victims in court proceedings against people accused of committing crimes. Other jurisdictions use various terms: Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney (a federal prosecutor), Solicitor or State's Attorney. You can learn more about your District Attorney on our "District Attorney" web page.

District Attorney Staff

The District Attorney's Office is made up of dedicated assistant district attorneys, victim/witness legal assistants, an administrative assistant and sometimes investigators. You can learn more about the D.A.'s Office staff on our Staff web page.

 

A Victim's 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.