|Paulding County Prosecutor||Paulding||Ohio 45879||14 miles|
|Allen County Prosecuting Attorney||Fort Wayne||Indiana 46802||15 miles|
|Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney||Fort Wayne||Indiana 46835||15 miles|
|Dekalb County Prosecuting Attorney||Auburn||Indiana 46706||19 miles|
|Adams County Prosecuting Attorney||Decatur||Indiana 46733||21 miles|
|Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney||Van Wert||Ohio 45891||23 miles|
|Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney||Defiance||Ohio 43512||28 miles|
|Williams County Prosecuting Attorney||Bryan||Ohio 43506||28 miles|
|Wells County Prosecuting Attorney||Bluffton||Indiana 46714||31 miles|
|Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney||Columbia||Indiana 46725||33 miles|
|Noble County Prosecuting Attorney||Albion||Indiana 46701||35 miles|
|Steuben County Prosecuting Attorney||Angola||Indiana 46703||36 miles|
|Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney||Huntington||Indiana 46750||37 miles|
|Henry County Prosecuting Attorney||Napoleon||Ohio 43545||42 miles|
|Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney||Celina||Ohio 45822||43 miles|
|Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney||Ottawa||Ohio 45875||43 miles|
|Lagrange County Prosecuting Attorney||Lagrange||Indiana 46761||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.