|Bennington County State Attorney||Bennington||Vermont 05201||14 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Fort Edward||New York 12828||20 miles|
|Office of the Saratoga County District Attorney||Ballston Spa||New York 12020||24 miles|
|Rensselaer County District Attorney||Troy||New York 12180||27 miles|
|Warren County District Attorney||Lake George||New York 12845||27 miles|
|Schenectady County District Attorney||Schenectady||New York 12305||33 miles|
|Albany County District Attorney||Albany||New York 12207||33 miles|
|Berkshire County District Attorney||Pittsfield||Massachusetts 01201||42 miles|
|State Attorney||Brattleboro||Vermont 05301||44 miles|
|Rutland County State Attorney||Rutland||Vermont 05701||44 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.