|Caldwell County Prosecuting Attorney||Kingston||Missouri 64650||9 miles|
|Ray County Prosecuting Attorney||Richmond||Missouri 64085||20 miles|
|Daviess County Prosecuting Atty||Gallatin||Missouri 64640||25 miles|
|Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney||Chillicothe||Missouri 64601||25 miles|
|Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Lexington||Missouri 64067||26 miles|
|Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney||Carrollton||Missouri 64633||26 miles|
|Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney||Plattsburg||Missouri 64477||29 miles|
|Dekalb County Prosecuting Attorney||Maysville||Missouri 64469||33 miles|
|Clay County Prosecuting Attorney||Liberty||Missouri 64068||35 miles|
|Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney||Trenton||Missouri 64683||39 miles|
|Linn County Prosecuting Attorney||Linneus||Missouri 64653||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.