|Dakota County Community Correction||Hastings||Minnesota 55033||5 miles|
|Ramsey County District Attorney||St. Paul||Minnesota 55102||13 miles|
|Sauk County District Attorney||Hudson||Wisconsin 54016||15 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Stillwater||Minnesota 55082||16 miles|
|Hennepin County District Attorney||Minneapolis||Minnesota 55487||21 miles|
|Pierce County District Attorney||Ellsworth||Wisconsin 54011||22 miles|
|Goodhue County District Attorney||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||26 miles|
|Esmeralda County District Attorney||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||30 miles|
|Scott County District Attorney||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||30 miles|
|Carver County District Attorney||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||33 miles|
|County Attorney Civil Division||Anoka||Minnesota 55303||35 miles|
|Clark County District Attorney||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||40 miles|
|Rice County District Attorney||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||40 miles|
|Chisago County District Attorney||Center||Minnesota 55012||41 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.