Kent County District Attorney

See Kent County District Attorney 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.

Kent County District Attorney
102 West Water Street, Dover, Delaware, 19904
(302) 739-4211
(302) 739-7652

Nearby District Attorneys

District Attorney Distance
Cumberland County Prosecuting Attorney 24 miles
Caroline County State Attorney 25 miles
Salem County Prosecuting Attorney 29 miles
Kent County State Attorney 29 miles
Queen Anne's County State Attorney 30 miles
Sussex County District Attorney 33 miles
Cecil County State Attorney 35 miles
Cape May County Prosecuting Attorney 39 miles
Talbot County State Attorney 40 miles
New Castle County District Attorney 40 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.