|Scott County State Attorney||Winchester||Illinois 62694||14 miles|
|Morgan County State Attorney||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||17 miles|
|Brown County State Attorney||Mount Sterling||Illinois 62353||17 miles|
|Cass County State Attorney||Virginia||Illinois 62691||19 miles|
|Schuyler County State Attorney||Rushville||Illinois 62681||21 miles|
|Pike County State Attorney||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||21 miles|
|Greene County State Attorney||Carrollton||Illinois 62016||36 miles|
|Menard County State Attorney||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||38 miles|
|Mason County State Attorney||Havana||Illinois 62644||41 miles|
|Fulton County State Attorney||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||45 miles|
|Mcdonough County State Attorney||Macomb||Illinois 61455||45 miles|
|Marion County Prosecuting Atty||Hannibal||Missouri 63401||45 miles|
|Calhoun County State Attorney||Hardin||Illinois 62047||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.