|Bourbon County Attorney||Fort Scott||Kansas 66701||14 miles|
|Barton County Prosecuting Attorney||Lamar||Missouri 64759||20 miles|
|Crawford County District Attorney||Girard||Kansas 66743||22 miles|
|Linn County District Attorney||Mound||Kansas 66056||34 miles|
|Bates County Prosecuting Attorney||Butler||Missouri 64730||40 miles|
|Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney||Stockton||Missouri 65785||40 miles|
|Cherokee County District Attorney||Columbus||Kansas 66725||41 miles|
|Dade County Prosecuting Attorney||Greenfield||Missouri 65661||42 miles|
|Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney||Joplin||Missouri 64801||43 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.