|Jefferson County District Atty||Birmingham||Alabama 35203||6 miles|
|Jefferson - Bessemer Division District Attorney||Bessemer||Alabama 35020||16 miles|
|Walker County District Attorney||Jasper||Alabama 35501||30 miles|
|Blount County District Attorney||Oneonta||Alabama 35121||31 miles|
|St. Clair County District Attorney||Pell||Alabama 35125||31 miles|
|Shelby County District Attorney||Columbiana||Alabama 35051||32 miles|
|Cullman County District Attorney||Cullman||Alabama 35055||39 miles|
|Talladega County District Attorney||Talladega||Alabama 35161||44 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.