Barnwell County Solicitor

See Barnwell 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.

Barnwell County Solicitor
141 Main Street, Barnwell, South Carolina, 29812
(803) 642-1557

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Allendale County Solicitor 21 miles
Aiken County Solicitor 30 miles
Hampton County Solicitor 30 miles
Orangeburg County Solicitor 34 miles
Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney 38 miles
Richmond County District Atty 38 miles
Burke County Prosecuting Attorney 39 miles
Calhoun County Solicitor 44 miles
Jenkins County Prosecuting Attorney 45 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.