|Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney||Mount Vernon||Washington 98273||14 miles|
|San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney||Friday Harbor||Washington 98250||18 miles|
|Island County Prosecuting Attorney||Coupeville||Washington 98239||19 miles|
|Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney||Bellingham||Washington 98225||19 miles|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Port Townsend||Washington 98368||26 miles|
|Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney||Everett||Washington 98201||40 miles|
|Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney||Port Angeles||Washington 98362||45 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.