Davidson County District Attorney

See Davidson 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
Davidson County District Attorney
Address
222 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37201
Phone
(615) 862-5500
Fax
(615) 862-5599

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Hickman County District Attorney 17 miles
Sumner County District Attorney 24 miles
Cannon County District Attorney 31 miles
Cheatham County District Attorney 31 miles
Jackson County District Attorney 37 miles
Simpson County District Attorney 40 miles
Montgomery County District Attorney 41 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.