|State's Attorney||Bel Air||Maryland 21014||2 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||16 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||17 miles|
|Kent County State Attorney||Chestertown||Maryland 21620||29 miles|
|Cecil County State Attorney||Elkton||Maryland 21921||29 miles|
|Howard County State Attorney||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||30 miles|
|Carroll County State Attorney||Westminster||Maryland 21157||33 miles|
|Lancaster County District Attorney||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||34 miles|
|York County District Attorney||York||Pennsylvania 17401||34 miles|
|Queen Anne's County State Attorney||Centreville||Maryland 21617||39 miles|
|Anne Arundel County State Attorney||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||40 miles|
|New Castle County District Attorney||Wilmington||Delaware 19801||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.