|Suwannee County State Attorney||Live Oak||Florida 32064||17 miles|
|Lafayette County State Attorney||Live Oak||Florida 32064||17 miles|
|Madison County State Attorney||Madison||Florida 32341||28 miles|
|Columbia County State Attorney||Lake||Florida 32055||29 miles|
|Colquitt County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||30 miles|
|Echols County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||30 miles|
|Lowndes County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||30 miles|
|Thomas County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||30 miles|
|Lanier County Prosecuting Attorney||Lakeland||Georgia 31635||37 miles|
|Brooks County Prosecuting Attorney||Quitman||Georgia 31643||41 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.