|Lawrence County State Attorney||Lawrenceville||Illinois 62439||4 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Vincennes||Indiana 47591||13 miles|
|Richland County State Attorney||Olney||Illinois 62450||18 miles|
|Crawford County State Attorney||Robinson||Illinois 62454||21 miles|
|State Attorney||Mount Carmel||Illinois 62863||21 miles|
|Gibson County Prosecuting Attorney||Princeton||Indiana 47670||26 miles|
|Edwards County State Attorney||Albion||Illinois 62806||28 miles|
|Jasper County State Attorney||Newton||Illinois 62448||29 miles|
|Pike County Prosecuting Attorney||Petersburg||Indiana 47567||30 miles|
|Daviess County Prosecuting Attorney||Washington||Indiana 47501||32 miles|
|Sullivan County Prosecutor||Sullivan||Indiana 47882||33 miles|
|Wayne County State Attorney||Fairfield||Illinois 62837||39 miles|
|Clay County State Attorney||Louisville||Illinois 62858||40 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.