|Barnstable County District Attorney||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||15 miles|
|Dukes County District Attorney||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||15 miles|
|Nantucket Town District Attorney||Barnstable||Massachusetts 02630||15 miles|
|Bristol County District Attorney||New Bedford||Massachusetts 02740||19 miles|
|Bristol County District Attorney||Bristol||Rhode Island 02809||37 miles|
|Attorney General||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||39 miles|
|Plymouth County District Attorney||Brockton||Massachusetts 02301||41 miles|
|Providence County District Attorney||Providence||Rhode Island 02903||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.