|Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney||Woodstock||Virginia 22664||17 miles|
|Winchester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||18 miles|
|Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||18 miles|
|Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney||Romney||West Virginia 26757||20 miles|
|Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney||Front Royal||Virginia 22630||22 miles|
|Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney||Moorefield||West Virginia 26836||26 miles|
|Clarke County Commonwealth's Attorney||Berryville||Virginia 22611||27 miles|
|Page County Commonwealth's Attorney||Luray||Virginia 22835||33 miles|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||33 miles|
|Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||34 miles|
|Rappahannock County Commonwealth's Attorney||Washington||Virginia 22747||34 miles|
|Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney||Martinsburg||West Virginia 25401||35 miles|
|Grant County Prosecuting Attorney||Petersburg||West Virginia 26847||36 miles|
|Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||37 miles|
|Allegany County State Attorney||Cumberland||Maryland 21502||39 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.