|Russell County District Attorney||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||11 miles|
|Adair County District Attorney||Columbia||Kentucky 42728||11 miles|
|Cumberland County District Attorney||Burkesville||Kentucky 42717||12 miles|
|Clinton County District Attorney||Albany||Kentucky 42602||19 miles|
|Metcalfe County District Attorney||Edmonton||Kentucky 42129||20 miles|
|Wayne County District Attorney||Monticello||Kentucky 42633||24 miles|
|Green County District Attorney||Greensburg||Kentucky 42743||26 miles|
|Taylor County District Attorney||Campbellsville||Kentucky 42719||28 miles|
|Monroe County District Attorney||Tompkinsville||Kentucky 42167||30 miles|
|Barren County District Attorney||Glasgow||Kentucky 42141||36 miles|
|Pulaski County District Attorney||Somerset||Kentucky 42502||37 miles|
|Hart County District Attorney||Munfordville||Kentucky 42765||42 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Lebanon||Kentucky 40033||43 miles|
|Mccreary County District Attorney||Whitley City||Kentucky 42653||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.