Prince William County office of the Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Prince William County Circuit Court, Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA, USA

COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY

The Mission of the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney for the County of Prince William and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is to protect and safeguard our community through the prevention and determent of crime. As public servants, we will vigorously enforce our laws, pursue the truth, and deal openly and honestly with the community, law enforcement agencies, and victims of crime.  

About Amy Ashworth

Amy Ashworth has been a practicing attorney in Prince William County for 24 years. Amy spent 19 years as a prosecutor representing the citizens of the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Haymarket and as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince William County. During her tenure in the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, she was in the Special Victim's Unit prosecuting violent offenders who preyed upon the most vulnerable and innocent victims. Amy prosecuted homicides, child physical and sexual abuse cases, rape and sexual assault cases, and domestic violence cases. 

Before joining the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in 2005, Amy was in private practice in Manassas, Virginia, for ten years handling cases in the fields of domestic relations, criminal defense, and juvenile law, as well as acting as Guardian ad litem for cases within the 31st Judicial District. 

Preceding her election to the position of Commonwealth's Attorney, Ms. Ashworth was a managing partner at Farrell & Croft PC, in Manassas Virginia. 

Amy received her Juris Doctorate from George Mason University in 1995 and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University in 1992. 

$75,000 - $115,000 yearly
Prince William County office of the Commonwealth's Attorney Historic District, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA, USA
Apr 29, 2021
Full time
Introduction The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park anticipates three openings for a full-time   Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney   to handle the prosecution of criminal cases beginning   July 1, 2021 . ABOUT THIS ROLE This is an at-will position that serves at the pleasure of Amy Ashworth, the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Ms. Ashworth is one of a number of progressive chief prosecutors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney is primarily responsible for handling day to day prosecution of cases in District Courts and Circuit Court that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions dockets, and appeals, as well as serving as "Duty CA" and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys at the front desk. Duties include attending trainings and...