|St. Mary's County State Attorney||Leonardtown||Maryland 20650||9 miles|
|Charles County State Attorney||La Plata||Maryland 20646||16 miles|
|Calvert County State Attorney||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||16 miles|
|Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Montross||Virginia 22520||19 miles|
|King George County Commonwealth's Attorney||King George||Virginia 22485||23 miles|
|Richmond County Commonwealth's Attorney||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||28 miles|
|Prince George's County State Attorney||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||31 miles|
|Essex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||32 miles|
|Commonwealth Attorney||Stafford||Virginia 22554||34 miles|
|Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||35 miles|
|Northumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||36 miles|
|Commonwealth's Attorney||Bowling Green||Virginia 22427||38 miles|
|Fredericksburg County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fredericksburg||Virginia 22404||38 miles|
|District Of Columbia District Attorney||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||39 miles|
|Arlington Victim-Witness Program||Arlington||Virginia 22201||40 miles|
|State Attorney||Cambridge||Maryland 21613||41 miles|
|Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||42 miles|
|Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||43 miles|
|Anne Arundel County State Attorney||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||45 miles|
|Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney||Spotsylvania||Virginia 22553||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.