District Attorney's Office


Thank you for visiting the informational website of the District Attorneys’ Office in Prosecutorial District 42, which encompasses all of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties, North Carolina.  It is 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 Attorneys’ Office and the criminal justice system available to the public.  Please take the time to search each web-page and explore all of the information we have provided you.  Should you have any questions, we have also included details on how you may contact our office.

Your District Attorney

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, District Attorney Greg Newmanin court proceedings against people accused of committing crimes. Other jurisdictions use other terms: prosecutor, U.S. Attorney (a federal prosecutor), solicitor, or state's attorney. In North Carolina, the District Attorney is elected to a four-year term by the voters within the district he or she serves.

The primary duty of the District Attorney is to prosecute all criminal cases filed in the district. The District Attorney represents the state in all criminal and some juvenile matters. In addition, the District Attorney is responsible for preparing the criminal trial docket and advising law enforcement officers in the district. District Attorneys are not allowed to engage in the private practice of law.

The District Attorney for Judicial District 42 is Greg Newman.

District Attorney Staff

The District Attorney's office is made up of assistant district attorney's, victim witness legal assistants, and an administrative assistant. You can learn more about the District Attorney's staff and contact information here.

Victims Rights

The State of North Carolina provides victims' of crime with certain rights and responsibilities under the law. If you are not sure of your rights or responsibilities you can find answers to your questions and more here.

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