|Frederick County State Attorney||Frederick||Maryland 21701|
|Carroll County State Attorney||Westminster||Maryland 21157||20 miles|
|Washington County State Attorney||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||25 miles|
|Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||26 miles|
|Montgomery County State Attorney||Rockville||Maryland 20850||27 miles|
|Adams County District Attorney||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||27 miles|
|Howard County State Attorney||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||31 miles|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||32 miles|
|Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney||Martinsburg||West Virginia 25401||34 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||38 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||38 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||39 miles|
|Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||40 miles|
|Clarke County Commonwealth's Attorney||Berryville||Virginia 22611||40 miles|
|Arlington Victim-Witness Program||Arlington||Virginia 22201||41 miles|
|District Of Columbia District Attorney||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||41 miles|
|Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||41 miles|
|Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||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.