|Hartford County District Attorney||Hartford||Connecticut 06103||4 miles|
|Middlesex County District Attorney||Middletown||Connecticut 06457||10 miles|
|Tolland County District Attorney||Vernon||Connecticut 06066||16 miles|
|Litchfield County District Attorney||Litchfield||Connecticut 06759||27 miles|
|Hampden County District Attorney||Springfield||Massachusetts 01103||28 miles|
|New Haven County District Attorney||New Haven||Connecticut 06510||30 miles|
|New London County District Attorney||New London||Connecticut 06320||38 miles|
|Windham County District Attorney||Killingly||Connecticut 06239||41 miles|
|Hampshire County District Attorney||Northampton||Massachusetts 01060||43 miles|
|Fairfield County District Attorney||Bridgeport||Connecticut 06604||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.