Aiken County Solicitor

See Aiken County Solicitor location, address, and phone number, and public records search. District attorneys are public officials which investigate and prosecute crimes in a court of law. District attorneys are sometimes called prosecuting attorneys or commonwealth attorneys in some jurisdictions.

Aiken County Solicitor
109 Park Avenue Southeast, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801
(803) 642-1557
(803) 642-7530

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney 16 miles
Richmond County District Atty 16 miles
Barnwell County Solicitor 30 miles
Burke County Prosecuting Attorney 37 miles
Mccormick County Solicitor 41 miles
Mcduffie County Prosecuting Attorney 45 miles
Taliaferro County Prosecuting Attorney 45 miles
Warren County Prosecuting Attorney 45 miles
Wilkes County Prosecuting Attorney 45 miles
District Attorney 45 miles
Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney 47 miles

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What is a district attorney?

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.