John Marshall Courts Building
400 N. 9th Street, Room 100
Richmond, Virginia 23219
General District Court:
Marsh Manchester Courts Building
920 Hull Street
Richmond, Virginia 23224
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court:
Oliver W. Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, Virginia 23219
The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Is the VOICE FOR VICTIMS and prosecutes felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses that occur in the City of Richmond.
Supports CRIMINAL JUSTCE REFORMS through the use of a range of ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION from community service to a Mental Health Docket and Adult Drug Court.
OPPOSES the use of cash bonds for most non-violent offenses.
Has offices in the John Marshall Courthouse, the Marsh/Manchester Courthouse and the Oliver Hill Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse.
Recognizes that EQUITY demands that each case be considered on its individual merits, recognizing the impact that it has on the victim, the offender, and the Richmond community as a whole.
Colette Wallace McEachin was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond in November, 2019. She is the first woman and the first African-American woman ever elected Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney. She has worked in that office for over 20 years. Prior to her election she was the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney responsible for supervising prosecutors in the General District Courtrooms that handled misdemeanor crimes, felony preliminary hearings, and traffic cases. She also supervised felony sexual assault cases and the Office’s community-based Sector prosecutors. She has prosecuted crimes at every level, from domestic violence to burglaries, rape and homicides.
Colette graduated from Brown University, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. Colette is a member of various bar associations, including the Virginia State Bar, the Richmond Criminal Bar, and the Hill-Tucker Bar Association. She is currently a member and formerly the Chair of both the Virginia Forensic Science Board and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. She was formerly a member of the Hill-Tucker Bar Association’s Executive Board. She serves on the Faculty for the Virginia Supreme Court’s Professionalism Course, which is mandatory for all new attorneys. She is a member of the state Maternal Mortality Review Team and the Virginia Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Task Force. She is currently on the Board of NextUp RVA, which organizes after-school programs in all Richmond middle schools. She was formerly a member of the Board of Visitors for Virginia Commonwealth University, and has previously served on the governing Boards for St. Catherine’s School, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the St. Peter Baptist Church Child Development Center. She is a member of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a Life Member of the NAACP.