|Carter County Prosecuting Attorney||Van Buren||Missouri 63965||13 miles|
|Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney||Doniphan||Missouri 63935||22 miles|
|Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney||Greenville||Missouri 63944||23 miles|
|Butler County Prosecuting Attorney||Poplar Bluff||Missouri 63901||25 miles|
|Shannon County Prosecting Attorney||Eminence||Missouri 65466||35 miles|
|Reynolds County Prosecuting Attorney||Centerville||Missouri 63633||36 miles|
|Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney||Alton||Missouri 65606||38 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.