|Talbot County State Attorney||Easton||Maryland 21601||7 miles|
|Caroline County State Attorney||Denton||Maryland 21629||9 miles|
|Queen Anne's County State Attorney||Centreville||Maryland 21617||13 miles|
|State Attorney||Cambridge||Maryland 21613||20 miles|
|Kent County State Attorney||Chestertown||Maryland 21620||24 miles|
|Anne Arundel County State Attorney||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||28 miles|
|Kent County District Attorney||Dover||Delaware 19904||33 miles|
|Sussex County District Attorney||Georgetown||Delaware 19947||35 miles|
|Calvert County State Attorney||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||38 miles|
|Wicomico County State Attorney||Salisbury||Maryland 21803||40 miles|
|Prince George's County State Attorney||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||40 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.