|Columbia County District Attorney||Hudson||New York 12534||4 miles|
|Greene County District Attorney||Catskill||New York 12414||8 miles|
|Albany County District Attorney||Albany||New York 12207||25 miles|
|Berkshire County District Attorney||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||27 miles|
|Ulster County District Attorney||Kingston||New York 12401||28 miles|
|Rensselaer County District Attorney||Troy||New York 12180||30 miles|
|Schenectady County District Attorney||Schenectady||New York 12305||37 miles|
|Schoharie County District Attorney||Schoharie||New York 12157||39 miles|
|Dutchess County District Attorney||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||42 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.