|Wayne County District Attorney||Corydon||Iowa 50060||4 miles|
|Decatur County Attorney||Leon||Iowa 50144||20 miles|
|Lucas County District Attorney||Chariton||Iowa 50049||22 miles|
|Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney||Princeton||Missouri 64673||24 miles|
|Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney||Unionville||Missouri 63565||25 miles|
|Appanoose County District Attorney||Centerville||Iowa 52544||26 miles|
|Clarke County District Attorney||Osceola||Iowa 50213||31 miles|
|Monroe County District Attorney||Albia||Iowa 52531||37 miles|
|Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney||Milan||Missouri 63556||37 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Knoxville||Iowa 50138||44 miles|
|Ringgold County District Attorney||Mount Ayr||Iowa 50854||46 miles|
|Schuyler County Prosecuting Attorney||Lancaster||Missouri 63548||46 miles|
|Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney||Trenton||Missouri 64683||46 miles|
|Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney||Bethany||Missouri 64424||46 miles|
|Warren County District Attorney||Indianola||Iowa 50125||46 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.