Floyd County Attorneys Office

See Floyd County Attorneys Office 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.

Floyd County Attorneys Office
149 South Central Avenue, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, 41653
(606) 886-6863
(606) 886-6106

Nearby District Attorneys

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Johnson County District Attorney 11 miles
Magoffin County District Attorney 17 miles
Martin County District Attorney 19 miles
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Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney 27 miles
Morgan County District Attorney 32 miles
Lawrence County District Attorney 32 miles
Breathitt County District Attorney 34 miles
Elliott County District Attorney 35 miles
Perry County District Attorney 37 miles
Letcher County District Attorney 38 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.