Dakota County Community Correction

See Dakota County Community Correction 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.

Dakota County Community Correction
1560 Highway 55, Hastings, Minnesota, 55033
(651) 438-4438
(651) 438-4499

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Ramsey County District Attorney 17 miles
Sauk County District Attorney 18 miles
Pierce County District Attorney 20 miles
Washington County District Attorney 21 miles
Goodhue County District Attorney 21 miles
Hennepin County District Attorney 25 miles
Esmeralda County District Attorney 32 miles
Scott County District Attorney 32 miles
Carver County District Attorney 35 miles
Clark County District Attorney 36 miles
Rice County District Attorney 36 miles
County Attorney Civil Division 40 miles

Map and Directions to Dakota County Community Correction

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.