|Mckean County District Attorney||Smethport||Pennsylvania 16749||8 miles|
|Potter County District Attorney||Coudersport||Pennsylvania 16915||26 miles|
|Cattaraugus County Civil Defense||Little Valley||New York 14755||28 miles|
|Allegany County District Attorney||Belmont||New York 14813||31 miles|
|Cameron County District Attorney||Emporium||Pennsylvania 15834||31 miles|
|Warren County District Attorney||Warren||Pennsylvania 16365||35 miles|
|Elk County District Attorney||Ridgway||Pennsylvania 15853||36 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.