|Mccracken County District Attorney||Paducah||Kentucky 42003||11 miles|
|Pope County State Attorney||Golconda||Illinois 62938||16 miles|
|Massac County State Attorney||Metropolis||Illinois 62960||18 miles|
|Lyon County District Attorney||Eddyville||Kentucky 42038||19 miles|
|Marshall County District Attorney||Benton||Kentucky 42025||20 miles|
|Hardin County State Attorney||Elizabethtown||Illinois 62931||22 miles|
|Crittenden County District Attorney||Marion||Kentucky 42064||22 miles|
|Johnson County State Attorney||Vienna||Illinois 62995||33 miles|
|Graves County District Attorney||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||33 miles|
|Calloway County Attorney||Murray||Kentucky 42071||37 miles|
|Trigg County District Attorney||Cadiz||Kentucky 42211||38 miles|
|Carlisle County District Attorney||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||38 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.