|Ellsworth County District Attorney||Ellsworth||Kansas 67439||12 miles|
|Russell County District Attorney||Russell||Kansas 67665||23 miles|
|Lincoln County District Attorney||Lincoln||Kansas 67455||24 miles|
|Rice County District Attorney||Lyons||Kansas 67554||33 miles|
|Barton County District Attorney||Great Bend||Kansas 67530||34 miles|
|Saline County District Attorney||Salina||Kansas 67402||44 miles|
|Ottawa County District Attorney||Minneapolis||Kansas 67467||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.