|Nelson County District Attorney||Bardstown||Kentucky 40004||18 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Louisville||Kentucky 40202||19 miles|
|Clark County Prosecuting Attorney||Jeffersonville||Indiana 47130||20 miles|
|Spencer County Attorney||Taylorsville||Kentucky 40071||20 miles|
|Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney||New Albany||Indiana 47150||21 miles|
|Hardin County District Attorney||Elizabethtown||Kentucky 42701||22 miles|
|Meade County District Attorney||Brandenburg||Kentucky 40108||25 miles|
|Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney||Corydon||Indiana 47112||28 miles|
|Larue County District Attorney||Hodgenville||Kentucky 42748||29 miles|
|Shelby County District Attorney||Shelbyville||Kentucky 40065||31 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||34 miles|
|Oldham County District Attorney||La Grange||Kentucky 40031||34 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.