|Paulding County Prosecuting Attorney||Dallas||Georgia 30132||14 miles|
|Cobb County Prosecuting Attorney||Marietta||Georgia 30090||18 miles|
|Fulton County Prosecuting Attorney||Atlanta||Georgia 30303||20 miles|
|Dekalb County Prosecuting Attorney||Decatur||Georgia 30030||25 miles|
|Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||Georgia 30214||25 miles|
|Upson County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||Georgia 30214||25 miles|
|Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney||Newnan||Georgia 30264||25 miles|
|Coweta County Prosecuting Attorney||Newnan||Georgia 30264||25 miles|
|Troup County Prosecuting Attorney||Newnan||Georgia 30264||25 miles|
|Clayton County Prosecuting Attorney||Jonesboro||Georgia 30236||27 miles|
|Bartow County District Attorney||Cartersville||Georgia 30120||29 miles|
|Haralson County Prosecuting Attorney||Cedartown||Georgia 30125||35 miles|
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.