|Tangipahoa Parish District Atty||Amite City||Louisiana 70422||10 miles|
|Washington Parish District Attorney||Franklinton||Louisiana 70438||15 miles|
|St. Tammany Parish District Attorney||Covington||Louisiana 70433||20 miles|
|St. Helena Parish District Attorney||Greensburg||Louisiana 70441||22 miles|
|Livingston Parish District Attorney||Livingston||Louisiana 70754||28 miles|
|District Attorney||Magnolia||Mississippi 39652||32 miles|
|East Feliciana Parish District Attorney||Clinton||Louisiana 70722||42 miles|
|West Feliciana Parish District Attorney||Clinton||Louisiana 70722||42 miles|
|St. John The Baptist Parish District Attorney||Laplace||Louisiana 70068||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.