|Clay Prosecuting Attorney||Clay||West Virginia 25043|
|Nicholas County Prosecuting Attorney||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||13 miles|
|Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney||Sutton||West Virginia 26601||23 miles|
|Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||26 miles|
|Roane County Prosecuting Attorney||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||32 miles|
|Webster County Prosecuting Attorney||Webster Springs||West Virginia 26288||32 miles|
|Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||35 miles|
|Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney||Charleston||West Virginia 25301||35 miles|
|Gilmer County Prosecuting Attorney||Glenville||West Virginia 26351||36 miles|
|Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney||Beckley||West Virginia 25801||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.