|Oceana County Prosecuting Attorney||Hart||Michigan 49420||10 miles|
|Muskegon County Prosecuting Attorney||Muskegon||Michigan 49442||23 miles|
|Mason Prosecuting Attorney||Ludington||Michigan 49431||28 miles|
|Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney||White Cloud||Michigan 49349||30 miles|
|Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney||Grand Haven||Michigan 49417||35 miles|
|Lake County Prosecuting Attorney||Baldwin||Michigan 49304||36 miles|
|Mecosta County Prosecuting Attorney||Big Rapids||Michigan 49307||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.