|Harlan County District Attorney||Harlan||Kentucky 40831|
|Lee County Commonwealth's Attorney||Jonesville||Virginia 24263||14 miles|
|Bell County District Attorney||Pineville||Kentucky 40977||20 miles|
|Leslie County District Attorney||Hyden||Kentucky 41749||27 miles|
|Knox County District Attorney||Barbourville||Kentucky 40906||30 miles|
|Perry County District Attorney||Hazard||Kentucky 41701||34 miles|
|Clay County District Attorney||Manchester||Kentucky 40962||35 miles|
|Letcher County District Attorney||Whitesburg||Kentucky 41858||38 miles|
|Scott County Commonwealth's Attorney||Gate City||Virginia 24251||43 miles|
|Whitley County District Attorney||Corbin||Kentucky 40701||43 miles|
|Knott County District Attorney||Hindman||Kentucky 41822||44 miles|
|Norton County Commonwealth's Attorney||Wise||Virginia 24293||45 miles|
|Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney||Wise||Virginia 24293||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.