|Linn County District Attorney||Cedar Rapids||Iowa 52401|
|Jones County District Attorney||Anamosa||Iowa 52205||21 miles|
|Benton County District Attorney||Vinton||Iowa 52349||23 miles|
|Johnson County District Attorney||Iowa||Iowa 52244||23 miles|
|Iowa County District Attorney||Marengo||Iowa 52301||24 miles|
|Cedar County District Attorney||Tipton||Iowa 52772||31 miles|
|Buchanan County District Attorney||Independence||Iowa 50644||36 miles|
|Delaware County District Attorney||Manchester||Iowa 52057||37 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.