|Pike County Prosecuting Attorney||Waverly||Ohio 45690|
|Ross County Prosecuting Attorney||Chillicothe||Ohio 45601||14 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Jackson||Ohio 45640||21 miles|
|Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney||Portsmouth||Ohio 45662||28 miles|
|Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney||McArthur||Ohio 45651||29 miles|
|Pickaway County Prosecuting Attorney||Circleville||Ohio 43113||32 miles|
|Highland County Prosecuting Attorney||Hillsboro||Ohio 45133||33 miles|
|Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Washington Court House||Ohio 43160||36 miles|
|Adams County Prosecuting Attorney||West Union||Ohio 45693||37 miles|
|Lewis County District Attorney||Vanceburg||Kentucky 41179||40 miles|
|Hocking County Prosecuting Attorney||Logan||Ohio 43138||42 miles|
|Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney||Lancaster||Ohio 43130||45 miles|
|Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney||Ironton||Ohio 45638||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.