|Denton County Distric Attorney||Denton||Texas 76209||9 miles|
|Tarrant County District Attorney||Fort Worth||Texas 76102||25 miles|
|Jack County District Attorney||Decatur||Texas 76234||27 miles|
|Wise County District Attorney||Decatur||Texas 76234||27 miles|
|Dallas County District Attorney||Dallas||Texas 75207||29 miles|
|Collin County District Attorney||McKinney||Texas 75071||32 miles|
|Cooke County District Attorney||Gainesville||Texas 76240||37 miles|
|Rockwall County District Attorney||Rockwall||Texas 75087||42 miles|
|Parker County District Attorney||Weatherford||Texas 76086||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.