|Swain County District Attorney||Bryson City||North Carolina 28713||7 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Sylva||North Carolina 28779||8 miles|
|Haywood County District Attorney||Waynesville||North Carolina 28786||18 miles|
|Macon County District Attorney||Franklin||North Carolina 28734||22 miles|
|Cocke County District Attorney||Sevierville||Tennessee 37862||30 miles|
|Graham County District Attorney||Robbinsville||North Carolina 28771||31 miles|
|Transylvania County District Attorney||Brevard||North Carolina 28712||36 miles|
|Madison County District Attorney||Marshall||North Carolina 28753||41 miles|
|Blount County District Attorney||Maryville||Tennessee 37804||41 miles|
|Clay County District Attorney||Hayesville||North Carolina 28904||42 miles|
|Rabun County Prosecuting Attorney||Clayton||Georgia 30525||42 miles|
|Buncombe County District Attorney||Asheville||North Carolina 28802||42 miles|
|Towns County Prosecuting Attorney||Hiawassee||Georgia 30546||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.