|Macoupin County State Attorney||Carlinville||Illinois 62626||12 miles|
|Greene County State Attorney||Carrollton||Illinois 62016||18 miles|
|Jersey County State Attorney||Jerseyville||Illinois 62052||22 miles|
|Morgan County State Attorney||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||27 miles|
|Scott County State Attorney||Winchester||Illinois 62694||28 miles|
|Calhoun County State Attorney||Hardin||Illinois 62047||33 miles|
|Montgomery County State Attorney||Hillsboro||Illinois 62049||34 miles|
|Sangamon County State Attorney||Springfield||Illinois 62701||38 miles|
|Madison County State Attorney||Edwardsville||Illinois 62025||38 miles|
|Cass County State Attorney||Virginia||Illinois 62691||42 miles|
|Pike County State Attorney||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||43 miles|
|Christian County State Attorney||Taylorville||Illinois 62568||43 miles|
|St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney||St. Charles||Missouri 63301||45 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.