|Otsego County District Attorney||Cooperstown||New York 13326||9 miles|
|Delaware County District Attorney||Delhi||New York 13753||22 miles|
|Schoharie County District Attorney||Schoharie||New York 12157||27 miles|
|Herkimer County District Attorney||Herkimer||New York 13350||31 miles|
|Montgomery District Attorney||Fonda||New York 12068||34 miles|
|Chenango County District Attorney||Norwich||New York 13815||36 miles|
|Fulton County District Attorney||Johnstown||New York 12095||36 miles|
|Oneida County District Attorney||Utica||New York 13501||40 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.