|Dawson County District Attorney||Lexington||Nebraska 68850|
|Gosper County District Attorney||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||18 miles|
|Logan County District Attorney||Gothenburg||Nebraska 69138||23 miles|
|Phelps County Attorney||Holdrege||Nebraska 68949||33 miles|
|Buffalo County District Attorney||Kearney||Nebraska 68848||35 miles|
|Custer County District Attorney||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||40 miles|
|Loup County District Attorney||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||40 miles|
|Frontier County District Attorney||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||43 miles|
|Furnas County District Attorney||Cambridge||Nebraska 69022||44 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.