|Polk County State Attorney||Bartow||Florida 33830||27 miles|
|Hernando County State Attorney||Brooksville||Florida 34601||30 miles|
|Hillsborough County State Attorney||Tampa||Florida 33602||30 miles|
|Sumter County State Attorney||Bushnell||Florida 33513||30 miles|
|Pasco County State Attorney||New Port Richey||Florida 34654||37 miles|
|Osceola County State Attorney||Kissimmee||Florida 34741||40 miles|
|Pinellas County State Attorney||Clearwater||Florida 33762||45 miles|
|State Attorney||Tavares||Florida 32778||45 miles|
|State Attorney||Inverness||Florida 34450||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.