|State Attorney||Mount Carmel||Illinois 62863||16 miles|
|Wayne County State Attorney||Fairfield||Illinois 62837||16 miles|
|White County State Attorney||Carmi||Illinois 62821||21 miles|
|Richland County State Attorney||Olney||Illinois 62450||24 miles|
|Gibson County Prosecuting Attorney||Princeton||Indiana 47670||26 miles|
|Posey County Prosecuting Attorney||Mount Vernon||Indiana 47620||32 miles|
|Lawrence County State Attorney||Lawrenceville||Illinois 62439||32 miles|
|Hamilton County State Attorney||McLeansboro||Illinois 62859||33 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Vincennes||Indiana 47591||35 miles|
|Clay County State Attorney||Louisville||Illinois 62858||36 miles|
|Vanderburgh County Prosecuting Attorney||Evansville||Indiana 47708||39 miles|
|Jasper County State Attorney||Newton||Illinois 62448||43 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.