|Ottawa County District Attorney||Miami||Oklahoma 74354||16 miles|
|Cherokee County District Attorney||Columbus||Kansas 66725||17 miles|
|Labette County District Attorney||Parsons||Kansas 67357||23 miles|
|Craig County District Attorney||Vinita||Oklahoma 74301||28 miles|
|Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney||Joplin||Missouri 64801||32 miles|
|Crawford County District Attorney||Girard||Kansas 66743||35 miles|
|Montgomery County District Attorney||Independence||Kansas 67301||36 miles|
|Nowata County District Attorney||Nowata||Oklahoma 74048||38 miles|
|Newton County Prosecuting Attorney||Neosho||Missouri 64850||42 miles|
|Delaware County District Attorney||Jay||Oklahoma 74346||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.