|Marshall County District Attorney||Guntersville||Alabama 35976||18 miles|
|Etowah County District Attorney||Gadsden||Alabama 35901||19 miles|
|Dekalb County District Attorney||Fort Payne||Alabama 35967||19 miles|
|Cherokee County District Attorney||Centre||Alabama 35960||20 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Scottsboro||Alabama 35768||25 miles|
|Blount County District Attorney||Oneonta||Alabama 35121||36 miles|
|Calhoun County District Attorney||Anniston||Alabama 36201||44 miles|
|Cleburne County District Attorney||Anniston||Alabama 36201||44 miles|
|Madison County District Attorney||Huntsville||Alabama 35801||45 miles|
|Haralson County Prosecuting Attorney||Cedartown||Georgia 30125||46 miles|
|Polk County Prosecuting Attorney||Cedartown||Georgia 30125||46 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.