|Shawnee County District Attorney||Topeka||Kansas 66603||6 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Oskaloosa||Kansas 66066||18 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Holton||Kansas 66436||24 miles|
|Douglas County District Attorney||Lawrence||Kansas 66044||24 miles|
|Osage County District Attorney||Lyndon||Kansas 66451||36 miles|
|Wabaunsee County District Attorney||Alma||Kansas 66401||37 miles|
|Leavenworth County District Attorney||Leavenworth||Kansas 66048||40 miles|
|Atchison County Attorney||Atchison||Kansas 66002||40 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Ottawa||Kansas 66067||42 miles|
|Pottawatomie County District Attorney||Westmoreland||Kansas 66549||46 miles|
|Johnson County District Attorney||Olathe||Kansas 66061||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.