|San Mateo County District Attorney||Redwood||California 94063||15 miles|
|Santa Clara County District Attorney||San Jose||California 95110||16 miles|
|Alameda County District Attorney||Oakland||California 94612||22 miles|
|San Francisco District Attorney||San Francisco||California 94103||27 miles|
|Contra Costa County District Attorney||Martinez||California 94553||32 miles|
|Santa Cruz County District Attorney||Santa Cruz||California 95060||41 miles|
|Marin County District Attorney||San Rafael||California 94903||42 miles|
|San Joaquin County District Attorney||Stockton||California 95202||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.