|Aiken County Solicitor||Aiken||South Carolina 29801||13 miles|
|Barnwell County Solicitor||Barnwell||South Carolina 29812||19 miles|
|Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney||Augusta||Georgia 30901||27 miles|
|Richmond County District Atty||Augusta||Georgia 30901||27 miles|
|Orangeburg County Solicitor||Orangeburg||South Carolina 29116||37 miles|
|Allendale County Solicitor||Fairfax||South Carolina 29827||40 miles|
|Burke County Prosecuting Attorney||Waynesboro||Georgia 30830||40 miles|
|Calhoun County Solicitor||St. Matthews||South Carolina 29135||44 miles|
|Richland County Solicitor||Columbia||South Carolina 29201||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.