|Putnam County District Attorney||Carmel||New York 10512||14 miles|
|Litchfield County District Attorney||Litchfield||Connecticut 06759||21 miles|
|Fairfield County District Attorney||Bridgeport||Connecticut 06604||24 miles|
|New Haven County District Attorney||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||28 miles|
|Dutchess County District Attorney||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||31 miles|
|Westchester County District Attorney||White Plains||New York 10601||36 miles|
|Rockland County District Attorney||New City||New York 10956||38 miles|
|Middlesex County District Attorney||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||40 miles|
|Hartford County District Attorney||Hartford||Connecticut 06103||43 miles|
|Ulster County District Attorney||Kingston||New York 12401||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.