With a staff of approximately 130 employees, the District Attorney's Office works with court personnel and the law enforcement community every day to prosecute approximately 20,000 cases a year. These cases involve homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, drug sales and possession, fraud, theft, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and many other offenses.
Under Massachusetts law, all criminal cases brought to prosecution must be handled by the Office of the District Attorney or the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses that occur within the 27 cities and towns in Norfolk County. These cities include Avon, Braintree, Brookline, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Weymouth, and Wrentham.