DA Spencer Merriweather

District Attorney
Spencer Merriweather

Mecklenburg County

Prosecutorial District 26

(704) 686-0712
District Attorney's Office 700 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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The District Attorney for the Twenty-Sixth Prosecutorial District is Spencer Merriweather

Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney’s Office in Prosecutorial District 26, which encompasses Mecklenburg County 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 us.

“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.

Spencer B. Merriweather III, who has devoted his career to public service, was sworn into office as Mecklenburg County’s District Attorney in 2017. As District Attorney, he has shifted resources to focus more attention on violent crimes. He established a trauma-informed team that seeks justice for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. He bolstered the office’s efforts to help defendants facing substance use disorders access treatment and find the road to recovery.

The District Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring that justice is accessible to everyone. The office consistently works to develop strategies that place equity and public safety as top priorities. Under DA Merriweather’s leadership, the District Attorney’s Office pursues this mission: Entrusted with the confidence of the State and of the people of our County, we are to seek justice and to pursue outcomes that provide a safe and vibrant community where every person can live in peace.