Honorable Nicole M. Price

Honorable Nicole M. Price

Commonwealth's Attorney

Washington County Courthouse
191 East Main Street
Abingdon VA, 24210
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30am – 5:00pm

Phone: (276) 676-6291
Fax: (276) 676-6293

Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney

Under Virginia law, the Commonwealth’s Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of felonies which occur in Washington County. Additionally, the Commonwealth’s Attorney has elected to provide our citizens and our Courts additional services by also prosecuting misdemeanors occurring in Washington County. The office is conveniently located in the County Courthouse. The Commonwealth’s Attorney is elected at-large for a four year term and presently employs a staff of eleven, including four Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys.

It is the policy of the Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney to aggressively prosecute criminal offenses and to seek sentences that ensure the public safety. The Commonwealth’s Attorney and her assistants seek fair and equitable treatment for victims and witnesses, including restitution in appropriate cases.

The staff of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney take great pride in serving the public. To learn more about why, enjoy this brief video produced by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorney’s.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I have been the victim of a crime?

Immediately contact the appropriate law enforcement agency. Preserve any evidence for collection by the responding deputies or officers and give them the names of all witnesses. If you need additional services, contact the Washington County Victim/Witness Assistance Program at (276) 676-4200. You may also call to speak with a prosecutor at (276) 676-6291 or come by to discuss your case.

What do I do if I receive a subpoena to appear in Court?

Make a note of the time and date and be sure to appear. We cannot help you unless you are in Court. If you have a problem with the Court date call the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney at (276) 676-6291.

Can you help me with my lawsuit or give me personal legal advice?

No. The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney has jurisdiction only in criminal cases, that is, cases in which the defendant potentially could receive a punishment such as imprisonment or a fine. We do, however, seek restitution where appropriate.

Do I need an appointment to speak with a prosecutor?

No. We have an open-door policy. However, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and her Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys are in Court nearly every day, so it is best to call ahead.

Contact Us

Washington County Courthouse
191 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone: (276) 676-6291
Fax: (276) 676-6293