|Polk County District Attorney||Des Moines||Iowa 50309||13 miles|
|Story County District Attorney||Nevada||Iowa 50201||20 miles|
|Jasper County District Attorney||Newton||Iowa 50208||21 miles|
|Warren County District Attorney||Indianola||Iowa 50125||26 miles|
|Dallas County District Attorney||Adel||Iowa 50003||30 miles|
|County Attorney||Boone||Iowa 50036||32 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Knoxville||Iowa 50138||34 miles|
|Marshall County District Attorney||Marshalltown||Iowa 50158||36 miles|
|Madison County District Attorney||Winterset||Iowa 50273||39 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.