|Walker County District Attorney||Jasper||Alabama 35501||25 miles|
|Lamar County District Attorney||Vernon||Alabama 35592||26 miles|
|Tuscaloosa County District Attorney||Tuscaloosa||Alabama 35401||33 miles|
|Winston County District Attorney||Hamilton||Alabama 35553||37 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Hamilton||Alabama 35570||37 miles|
|Fayette County District Attorney||Carrollton||Alabama 35447||37 miles|
|Pickens County District Attorney||Carrollton||Alabama 35447||37 miles|
|Oktibbeha County District Atty||Columbus||Mississippi 39701||45 miles|
|Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||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.