|Sangamon County State Attorney||Springfield||Illinois 62701||10 miles|
|Logan County State Attorney||Lincoln||Illinois 62656||21 miles|
|Christian County State Attorney||Taylorville||Illinois 62568||23 miles|
|Menard County State Attorney||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||23 miles|
|Macon County State Attorney||Decatur||Illinois 62523||27 miles|
|DeWitt County State Attorney||Clinton||Illinois 61727||34 miles|
|Cass County State Attorney||Virginia||Illinois 62691||40 miles|
|Morgan County State Attorney||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||42 miles|
|Mason County State Attorney||Havana||Illinois 62644||44 miles|
|Macoupin County State Attorney||Carlinville||Illinois 62626||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.