|Putnam County State Attorney||Palatka||Florida 32177||9 miles|
|Clay County State Attorney||Green Cove Springs||Florida 32043||16 miles|
|State Attorney||St. Augustine||Florida 32084||21 miles|
|State Attorney||Starke||Florida 32091||31 miles|
|Flagler County State Attorney||Bunnell||Florida 32110||31 miles|
|Duval County State Attorney||Jacksonville||Florida 32202||38 miles|
|State Attorney||Gainesville||Florida 32601||42 miles|
|Union County State Attorney||Lake Butler||Florida 32054||45 miles|
|Baker County State Attorney||Macclenny||Florida 32063||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.