|Candler County Prosecuting Attorney||Swainsboro||Georgia 30401|
|Emanuel County Prosecuting Attorney||Swainsboro||Georgia 30401|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Swainsboro||Georgia 30401|
|Toombs County Prosecuting Attorney||Swainsboro||Georgia 30401|
|Washington County Prosecuting Attorney||Swainsboro||Georgia 30401|
|Jenkins County Prosecuting Attorney||Millen||Georgia 30442||28 miles|
|Laurens County District Atty||Dublin||Georgia 31021||32 miles|
|Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney||Dublin||Georgia 31040||34 miles|
|Laurens County Prosecuting Attorney||Dublin||Georgia 31040||34 miles|
|Effingham County Prosecuting Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||35 miles|
|District Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||35 miles|
|Screven County Prosecuting Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||35 miles|
|Burke County Prosecuting Attorney||Waynesboro||Georgia 30830||39 miles|
|Evans County Prosecuting Attorney||Claxton||Georgia 30417||40 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.