|Lumpkin County Prosecuting Attorney||Dahlonega||Georgia 30533||18 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Jefferson||Georgia 30549||19 miles|
|Forsyth County Prosecuting Attorney||Cumming||Georgia 30040||19 miles|
|Banks County District Attorney||Homer||Georgia 30547||19 miles|
|Dawson County Prosecuting Attorney||Dawsonville||Georgia 30534||20 miles|
|Barrow County Prosecuting Attorney||Winder||Georgia 30680||20 miles|
|Gwinnett County Prosecuting Attorney||Lawrenceville||Georgia 30046||25 miles|
|Habersham County Prosecuting Attorney||Clarkesville||Georgia 30523||28 miles|
|Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney||Carnesville||Georgia 30521||34 miles|
|Clarke County Prosecuting Attorney||Athens||Georgia 30601||35 miles|
|Oconee County Prosecuting Attorney||Athens||Georgia 30601||35 miles|
|Stephens County Prosecuting Attorney||Toccoa||Georgia 30577||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.