|Union County State Attorney||Lake Butler||Florida 32054||8 miles|
|State Attorney||Starke||Florida 32091||13 miles|
|State Attorney||Gainesville||Florida 32601||18 miles|
|Columbia County State Attorney||Lake||Florida 32055||27 miles|
|Baker County State Attorney||Macclenny||Florida 32063||29 miles|
|Gilchrist County State Attorney||Trenton||Florida 32693||36 miles|
|Levy County State Attorney||Bronson||Florida 32621||37 miles|
|Clay County State Attorney||Green Cove Springs||Florida 32043||38 miles|
|Putnam County State Attorney||Palatka||Florida 32177||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.