|Franklin County District Attorney||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||15 miles|
|Cumberland County District Attorney||Carlisle||Pennsylvania 17013||21 miles|
|Fulton County District Attorney||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||27 miles|
|Perry County District Attorney||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||28 miles|
|Adams County District Attorney||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||29 miles|
|Juniata County District Attorney||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||31 miles|
|Mifflin County District Attorney||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||31 miles|
|Huntingdon County District Attorney||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||32 miles|
|Washington County State Attorney||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||36 miles|
|Dauphin County District Attorney||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||38 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.