|Somerset County District Attorney||Somerset||Pennsylvania 15501||6 miles|
|Westmoreland County District Attorney||Greensburg||Pennsylvania 15601||28 miles|
|Bedford County District Attorney||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||31 miles|
|Cambria County District Attorney||Ebensburg||Pennsylvania 15931||33 miles|
|Allegany County State Attorney||Cumberland||Maryland 21502||35 miles|
|Fayette County District Attorney||Uniontown||Pennsylvania 15401||36 miles|
|Indiana County District Attorney||Indiana||Pennsylvania 15701||37 miles|
|Blair County District Attorney||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||43 miles|
|Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||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.