County Attorney

See County 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
County Attorney
Address
324 Main Street, Pikeville, Kentucky, 41501
Phone
(606) 432-6250
Fax
(606) 437-9107

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney 18 miles
Floyd County Attorneys Office 19 miles
Dickenson County Commonwealth's Attorney 23 miles
Martin County District Attorney 27 miles
Buchanan County Commonwealth's Attorney 27 miles
Knott County District Attorney 28 miles
Johnson County District Attorney 28 miles
Letcher County District Attorney 31 miles
Magoffin County District Attorney 35 miles
Norton County Commonwealth's Attorney 35 miles
Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney 35 miles
Logan County Prosecuting Attorney 38 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.