A Commonwealth’s Attorney is more than just an office administrator or a politician. A Commonwealth’s Attorney is the top prosecutor in the jurisdiction. In order to be the top prosecutor, you must possess the skills and experience to prosecute any case. Many cases present unique legal and/or tactical challenges that can be the difference whether a criminal is brought to justice or allowed to walk free.
When an assistant attorney comes to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for guidance and instruction in those situations, the boss needs to be someone credible who has been there and done that. If the head of any organization cannot inspire confidence in their staff that the leader knows what she is talking about, morale suffers and ultimately the performance of the organization suffers as well.
Since I began my career at the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Office in 2006 I have prosecuted over 2,400 cases.
Of those 2,400 cases I have prosecuted more than 10 homicides and over 550 felony crimes of violence, including over 140 malicious woundings and over 125 felony sexual assaults.