|Mahaska County District Attorney||Oskaloosa||Iowa 52577||9 miles|
|Wapello County Attorney's Office||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||14 miles|
|Keokuk County District Attorney||Sigourney||Iowa 52591||18 miles|
|Monroe County District Attorney||Albia||Iowa 52531||20 miles|
|Poweshiek County District Attorney||Montezuma||Iowa 50171||26 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Knoxville||Iowa 50138||31 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Fairfield||Iowa 52556||32 miles|
|Davis County District Attorney||Bloomfield||Iowa 52537||32 miles|
|Appanoose County District Attorney||Centerville||Iowa 52544||37 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Washington||Iowa 52353||43 miles|
|Van Buren County District Attorney||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565||43 miles|
|Lucas County District Attorney||Chariton||Iowa 50049||43 miles|
|Jasper County District Attorney||Newton||Iowa 50208||44 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.