|Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney||Princeton||West Virginia 24740||7 miles|
|Bland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Bland||Virginia 24315||15 miles|
|Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney||Tazewell||Virginia 24651||21 miles|
|Mcdowell County Prosecuting Attorney||Welch||West Virginia 24801||23 miles|
|Wythe County Commonwealth's Attorney||Wytheville||Virginia 24382||26 miles|
|Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney||Pearisburg||Virginia 24134||26 miles|
|Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney||Pineville||West Virginia 24874||26 miles|
|Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney||Pulaski||Virginia 24301||29 miles|
|Summers Prosecuting Attorney||Hinton||West Virginia 25951||31 miles|
|Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney||Beckley||West Virginia 25801||33 miles|
|Smyth County Commonwealth's Attorney||Marion||Virginia 24354||37 miles|
|Radford County Commonwealth's Attorney||Radford||Virginia 24141||38 miles|
|Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney||Union||West Virginia 24983||41 miles|
|Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hillsville||Virginia 24343||45 miles|
|Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney||Christiansburg||Virginia 24073||46 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.