|Leslie County District Attorney||Hyden||Kentucky 41749||8 miles|
|Perry County District Attorney||Hazard||Kentucky 41701||10 miles|
|Breathitt County District Attorney||Jackson||Kentucky 41339||20 miles|
|Owsley County District Attorney||Booneville||Kentucky 41314||22 miles|
|Clay County District Attorney||Manchester||Kentucky 40962||22 miles|
|Knott County District Attorney||Hindman||Kentucky 41822||23 miles|
|Lee County District Attorney||Beattyville||Kentucky 41311||28 miles|
|Harlan County District Attorney||Harlan||Kentucky 40831||29 miles|
|Letcher County District Attorney||Whitesburg||Kentucky 41858||33 miles|
|Wolfe County District Attorney||Campton||Kentucky 41301||33 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||McKee||Kentucky 40447||35 miles|
|Magoffin County District Attorney||Salyersville||Kentucky 41465||37 miles|
|Knox County District Attorney||Barbourville||Kentucky 40906||39 miles|
|Laurel County District Attorney||London||Kentucky 40741||40 miles|
|Bell County District Attorney||Pineville||Kentucky 40977||40 miles|
|Lee County Commonwealth's Attorney||Jonesville||Virginia 24263||43 miles|
|Floyd County Attorneys Office||Prestonsburg||Kentucky 41653||43 miles|
|Estill County District Attorney||Irvine||Kentucky 40336||44 miles|
|Whitley County District Attorney||Corbin||Kentucky 40701||45 miles|
|Morgan County District Attorney||West Liberty||Kentucky 41472||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.