|Plymouth County District Attorney||Le Mars||Iowa 51031||10 miles|
|Woodbury County District Attorney||Sioux||Iowa 51101||15 miles|
|Union County District Attorney||Elk Point||South Dakota 57025||19 miles|
|Dakota County District Attorney||Dakota||Nebraska 68731||20 miles|
|Dixon County District Attorney||Ponca||Nebraska 68770||22 miles|
|Sioux County Attorney||Orange||Iowa 51041||25 miles|
|State Attorney||Vermillion||South Dakota 57069||32 miles|
|Cherokee County District Attorney||Cherokee||Iowa 51012||39 miles|
|O'Brien County District Attorney||Sheldon||Iowa 51201||41 miles|
|Lincoln County District Attorney||Canton||South Dakota 57013||44 miles|
|Thurston County District Attorney||Pender||Nebraska 68047||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.