|Brooks County District Attorney||Alice||Texas 78333||4 miles|
|Jim Wells County District Attorney||Alice||Texas 78333||4 miles|
|Duval County District Attorney||San Diego||Texas 78384||9 miles|
|Kenedy County District Attorney||Kingsville||Texas 78364||21 miles|
|Kleberg County District Attorney||Kingsville||Texas 78364||21 miles|
|San Patricio County District Attorney||Sinton||Texas 78387||43 miles|
|Nueces County District Attorney||Corpus Christi||Texas 78401||44 miles|
|Jim Hogg County District Attorney||Hebbronville||Texas 78361||44 miles|
District attorneys (DAs) are the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in their jurisdictions. Their authority is usually county-wide, although some district attorneys represent large cities. As long as they have probable cause, district attorneys have complete discretion in filing charges against individuals. Informed by police investigations, district attorneys may charge anyone with misdemeanors or felonies.
District attorneys review the available evidence and assess witness credibility to determine whether a suspect may have committed a particular crime. A DA may charge a suspect directly or may refer the evidence to a grand jury to consider an indictment against a suspect.
District attorneys are responsible for prosecuting defendants in court. They present the evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, oppose the arguments of a criminal defense attorney, and work to obtain a conviction against the defendant.