|Harnett County District Attorney||Lillington||North Carolina 27546||9 miles|
|Lee County Criminal||Sanford||North Carolina 27330||19 miles|
|Wake County District Attorney||Raleigh||North Carolina 27602||22 miles|
|Chatham County District Attorney||Pittsboro||North Carolina 27312||23 miles|
|Durham County District Attorney||Durham||North Carolina 27701||31 miles|
|Cumberland County District Attorney||Fayetteville||North Carolina 28301||34 miles|
|Moore County District Attorney||Carthage||North Carolina 28327||36 miles|
|Orange County District Attorney||Hillsborough||North Carolina 27278||40 miles|
|Hoke County District Attorney||Raeford||North Carolina 28376||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.