|Carter County District Attorney||Grayson||Kentucky 41143||11 miles|
|Lewis County District Attorney||Vanceburg||Kentucky 41179||16 miles|
|Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney||Portsmouth||Ohio 45662||22 miles|
|Elliott County District Attorney||Sandy Hook||Kentucky 41171||23 miles|
|Rowan County District Attorney||Morehead||Kentucky 40351||24 miles|
|Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney||Ironton||Ohio 45638||25 miles|
|Boyd County District Attorney||Catlettsburg||Kentucky 41129||28 miles|
|Fleming County District Attorney||Flemingsburg||Kentucky 41041||34 miles|
|Adams County Prosecuting Attorney||West Union||Ohio 45693||34 miles|
|Lawrence County District Attorney||Louisa||Kentucky 41230||35 miles|
|Morgan County District Attorney||West Liberty||Kentucky 41472||36 miles|
|Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney||Huntington||West Virginia 25701||37 miles|
|Mason County District Attorney||Maysville||Kentucky 41056||38 miles|
|Bath County District Attorney||Owingsville||Kentucky 40360||40 miles|
|Menifee County District Attorney||Frenchburg||Kentucky 40322||43 miles|
|Johnson County District Attorney||Paintsville||Kentucky 41240||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.