|Madison County District Attorney||Huntsville||Alabama 35801||12 miles|
|Marshall County District Attorney||Guntersville||Alabama 35976||19 miles|
|Morgan County District Attorney||Decatur||Alabama 35602||27 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Scottsboro||Alabama 35768||27 miles|
|Limestone County District Attorney||Athens||Alabama 35611||29 miles|
|Cullman County District Attorney||Cullman||Alabama 35055||33 miles|
|Bedford County District Attorney||Fayetteville||Tennessee 37334||41 miles|
|Blount County District Attorney||Oneonta||Alabama 35121||43 miles|
|Lawrence County District Atty||Moulton||Alabama 35650||44 miles|
|Dekalb County District Attorney||Fort Payne||Alabama 35967||46 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.