District Attorney

See 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.

District Attorney
108 West Jackson Boulevard, Jonesborough, Tennessee, 37659
(423) 753-5020
(423) 753-4803

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Sullivan County District Attorney 18 miles
District Attorney General 21 miles
Scott County Commonwealth's Attorney 24 miles
Mitchell County District Attorney 26 miles
Yancey County District Attorney 28 miles
Avery County District Attorney 34 miles
Madison County District Attorney 36 miles
Washington County Commonwealth's Attorney 40 miles
Watauga County District Attorney 44 miles
Lee County Commonwealth's Attorney 45 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.