Christian County District Attorney

See Christian County District Attorney 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.


Name
Christian County District Attorney
Address
209 East 14th Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 42240
Phone
(270) 887-4114
Fax
(270) 886-3910

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Trigg County District Attorney 18 miles
Todd County District Attorney 18 miles
Montgomery County District Attorney 24 miles
Muhlenberg County Attorney 29 miles
Hopkins County District Attorney 32 miles
Logan County Attorney 33 miles
Lyon County District Attorney 36 miles
Crittenden County District Attorney 46 miles
Webster County District Attorney 46 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.