Commonwealth's Attorney

The Commonwealth's Attorney is a Constitutional officer elected for a four-year term. The Commonwealth's Attorney is responsible for representing the citizens of Smyth County to present evidence in court against persons charged with committing crimes. Cases presented by the Commonwealth's Attorney are tried in the Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts. Smyth County Commonwealth's Attorney is Roy F. Evans, Jr., who directs three assistant commonwealth's attorneys.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office oversees the Victim/Witness Unit, which counsels crime victims regarding their legal rights and offers advice about rehabilitative services and other community resources available for victims' protection.

The Commonwealth's Attorney also acts as a legal advisor on criminal issues for local and state law enforcement agencies, such as the Smyth County Sheriff's OfficeMarionChilhowie and Saltville Town PoliceAnimal ControlState Police, and Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.


  Victim Witness Program

courts

Smyth County Circuit Court

Judges:
Honorable Deanis L. Simmons, Presiding Judge
Honorable Sage B. Johnson, Chief Judge
Honorable C. Randall Lowe

Clerk, Mr. John H. Graham
The office hours for the Smyth County Circuit Court are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our address is:  109 West Main Street, Room 144, Marion, VA  24354.

For more information you may contact us at:
Phone:  276-782-4044
Fax:  276-782-4045


Smyth County General District Court

Judges:   
Honorable V. Blake McKinney, Chief Judge
Honorable Eric R. Thiessen 

Clerk, Heidi Zumpf Campbell
The office hours for the Smyth County General District Court are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our address is:  109 West Main Street, Room 231,Marion, VA  24354.

For more information you may contact us at:
Phone:  276-782-4047
Fax:  276-782-4048


Smyth County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Judges:
Honorable Florence A. Powell, Chief Judge
Honorable Joseph B. Lyle

Clerk, Stephanie N. Daniels
The office hours for the Smyth County Juvenile and Domestic Court are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Our address is:  109 West Main Street, Marion, VA  24354.

For more information you may contact us at:
Phone:  276-782-4052
Fax:  276-782-4053

resources

Smyth County Sheriff's Office
Chilhowie Police Department
Marion Police Department
Saltville Police Department
Code of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund
Department of Corrections
Office of the Attorney General
Virginia's Judicial System
Virginia State Police
Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry
Federal Office for Victims of Crime
National Criminal Justice Service Information Center
U.S. Department of Justice

Virginia Freedom of Information Act
Please contact Roy Evans, Jr. concerning any VFOIA request.  It is recommended, though not required, that VFOIA requests be made in writing. Requests can be made in person, by phone, by mail, or electronically. It is not necessary to specify the reason for your request. However, you must provide your name and legal address.

Roy F. Evans, Jr. Commonwealth's Attorney
Smyth County Commonwealth's Attorney Office
109 West Main Street, Suite 
Marion, Virginia 24354
(276) 782-4042
(276) 782-4043 (fax)
Email:  revans@smythcounty.org

Learn More About VFOIA
More information about the Virginia FOIA can be found through the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.
Read the Virginia Freedom of Information Act online.


The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Smyth County Courthouse at 109 West Main Street, Suite 2098 , Marion, VA.
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Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information you may contact a member of our staff that is listed below or send us an email at smythca@smythcounty.org

Staff

Roy F. Evans, Jr. - Commonwealth's Attorney 
Phone: (276)782-4042
Fax: (276)782-4043
Jill Kinser Lawson-Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Phone: (276) 782-4042 
Fax: (276)782-4043
Brendan Roche - Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Phone: (276) 782-4042
Fax: (276)782-4043
Keith Blankenship - Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Phone: (276) 782-4042
Fax: (276)782-4043
Valerie Mutter - Adm. Assistant
Phone: (276)782-4042 
Fax: (276)782-4043
Ashley Bane - Secretary
Phone: (276)782-4042 
Fax: (276)782-4043