Jeff Cruden

District Attorney
Jeff Cruden

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank & Perquimans County

Prosecutorial District 1

(252) 331-4683
Public Safety Building 200 E. Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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The District Attorney for the First Prosecutorial District is Jeffrey Cruden.

Thank you for visiting the website of the District Attorneys’ Office in the 1st Prosecutorial District, which encompasses all of Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck, Perquimans, and Chowan Counties in 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 webpage 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.

“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.

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.