|Pierce County State Attorney||Rugby||North Dakota 58368||18 miles|
|Towner County State Attorney||Cando||North Dakota 58324||20 miles|
|Rolette County State Attorney||Rolla||North Dakota 58367||25 miles|
|Benson County State Attorney||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||33 miles|
|Mchenry County State Attorney||Towner||North Dakota 58788||36 miles|
|Bottineau County State Attorney||Bottineau||North Dakota 58318||44 miles|
|Ramsey County State Attorney||Devils Lake||North Dakota 58301||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.